03-22-2017 06:57 AM
somebody hashed account number using the SQL code: 'SHA2_256' . Is there a SAS equivalent function to give the same hashed account? I used SHA256 but no luck yet.
Your help will be highly appreciated.
03-22-2017 08:54 AM
As I understand it, SAS uses the "global" available algorithm. So it shouldn't be any difference.
How did you verify that didn't have any luck?
Perhaps it's the data that changed between the environments. Transcoding/truncation of trailing blanks etc can occur.
03-22-2017 10:42 AM
The output of the SHA256 function in SAS is the raw bytes. I assume you want the hash string. In which case you just want to combine the SHA256 function call with a PUT function and the $hex64. format. Without specifying what SQL implementation you are referring to, I can only speculate what you are really looking for.
data foo; set sashelp.class; hash_name=put(sha256(name),$hex64.); run;
03-22-2017 10:46 AM