I think I need to utilize the UUID module to make universal ID's for some taxonomy terms. However, after installing the module it doesn't seem to do anything and the configuration interface has only one button that does nothing.

I can't find any helpful articles, tutorials, or documentation for this module. Anybody have any suggestions?

1 Answer 1


UUID is an "API" module. It wont do anything out of the box. It is for other modules to use the functionality provided by UUID.

See the module's README.txt file:

This module provides an API for adding universally unique identifiers (UUID) to Drupal objects, most notably entities.


  • Automatic UUID generation: UUIDs will be generated for all core entities. An API is provided for other modules to enable support for custom entities. See https://www.drupal.org/node/2387671
  • UUID API for entities, properties and fields: With this unified API you can load entities with entity_uuid_load() so that all supported properties and fields are made with UUID references. You can also save entities formatted this way with entity_uuid_save() (depends on Entity API).
  • Export entities to use as default/demo content: The integration with Features module provides the ability to export UUID enabled entities with intact dependencies and references to other entities. This functionality depends on Deploy module 7.x-2.0-alpha1 (soon to be released) and is probably the most robust way for installation profiles and distributions to provide demo content!
  • Services integration: The integration with Services module alters all UUID enabled entity resources (nodes, users, taxonomies etc) to be based on UUIDs instead. This way it becomes easier to share and integrate content between sites. This functionality is used by Deploy module.
  • More integrations: UUID module integrates with Views, Token, Rules and provides some CTools plugins.
  • 2
    Both links 404. Can please update them or better yet, provide a more thorough answer rather than just links?
    – peezy
    Commented Oct 6, 2017 at 19:17
  • Removed dead links, added README.txt content (I hope it's enough).
    – sanzante
    Commented Dec 5, 2019 at 12:09

Your Answer

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you agree to our terms of service and acknowledge you have read our privacy policy.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.