# Random number using CL_ABAP_RANDOM_INT

Hi experts,

I am trying to get a random number using the class CL_ABAP_RANDOM_INT, but the following code always return 22.

`DATA:`

lo_ran TYPE REF TO CL_ABAP_RANDOM_INT,

lv_i TYPE i.

lo_ran = CL_ABAP_RANDOM_INT=>CREATE( MIN = 5 MAX = 25 ).

lv_i = lo_ran->GET_NEXT( ).

WRITE lv_i.

Do you know, how to get random numbers using this class?

##### Rüdiger Plantiko replied

You will need a seed value at the initialization, to start with different start values. The instance will then produce a series of numbers which are approximately uniformly distributed.

report zz_random_int.

data:

lo_ran type ref to cl_abap_random_int,

lv_i type i,

lv_seed type i.lv_seed = sy-timlo.

lo_ran = cl_abap_random_int=>create( min = 5 max = 25 seed = lv_seed ).

do 20 times.

lv_i = lo_ran->get_next( ).

write / lv_i.

enddo.