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ENCRYPT_STRING Function

Syntax

Encrypted_String as C = ENCRYPT_STRING(C String[,C Key])

Arguments

String

A character string.

Key

An encryption key. Character

Description

Encrypt a string given Plaintext.

Discussion

ENCRYPT_STRING() returns an encrypted version of a character string of arbitrary length. This function is useful when encrypting individual fields in a record. Note: Consider using the more secure A5_Encrypt_String Function.

Example

? encrypt_string("Alpha Software")
= "$Z)kd*ky+B#[email protected]"
? encrypt_string("Alpha Software", "password")
= ">jYM?_Po?w'js5"
? decrypt_string("$Z)kd*ky+B#[email protected]")
= "Alpha Software"
? decrypt_string(">jYM?_Po?w'js5", "password")
= "Alpha Software"

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