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Image:NotifWarningStrong.gif BUG REPORT: Note that there is a bug with this function where different strings may return the same has value. Click the Talk button for forum discussion on the topic. A complete hash using the SHA-256 algorithm can be found here


Perform a simple one way hash on a passed in string value. This is a good way to obfuscate data. For example, if you wish to store a user name and password. You can store password by passing the value through the hash function first, then storing the hashed value. Then when you want to verify a user, you ask for their pwd and run their input through the hash function to perform the lookup varification of the user name and pwd given.

' Hash
' http://www.utteraccess.com/wiki/Hash
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' rev  date                          brief descripton
' 1.0  2011-04-15                    
Public Function Hash(ByVal strHashThis As String) As Long

   Dim i As Long, h As Long
   Dim lngTemp As Long

   h = Len(strHashThis)
   For i = 1 To h
       lngTemp = (Asc(Mid$(strHashThis, h - i + 1, 1)) + Asc(Mid$(strHashThis, i, 1))) Xor lngTemp
   Next i

   Rnd -1

   Randomize lngTemp

   Hash = (Rnd() * &H7FFFFFFF) And &HFFFFFFFF

End Function

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