DCS func getObjectID

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Envrioment: Mission Scripting
Function: getObjectID Added with: 1.2.4
Member Of: Unit
Syntax: number Unit.getObjectID(Class Self )
Description: Returns the runtime object Id associated with the unit. Every single object on the map is represented by a unique objectID value.

Return Value: number
Return Example: 13777728
Related Functions: Unit Functions: isActive, getPlayerName, getID, getNumber, getObjectID, getController, getGroup, getCallsign, getLife, getLife0, getFuel, getAmmo, getSensors, hasSensors, getRadar, getDrawArgumentValue, getNearestCargos, enableEmission, getDescentCapacity

Object Functions: isExist, destroy, getCategory, getTypeName, getDesc, hasAttribute, getName, getPoint, getPosition, getVelocity, inAir

Coalition Object Functions: getCoalition, getCountry

Notes: If you ever serialized an object like a unit, weapon, etc it would be something like the following:
   object = {
      ["_id"] = 13777728,

As a result you can also get the objectID without calling this function. For example:

   local unit = Unit.getByName('bob')