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how to mask percents in encrypted passwords

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how to mask percents in encrypted passwords

Hello,

 

I have password that contains percent sign in it and its been encrypted. I am trying to use the encrypted password in a sql pass through connection and my connection was getting rejected. If I hard code the password it works fine. I wonder if the '%' sign in my password is throwing it off.  Is there way to hide the percent sign in the sql connect statement? I can create a password without percent sign but just wondering if it's easy to fix it. I use PC sas version 9.3.

 

 

filename passfile "c:\pwd.txt";

data _null_;
infile passfile truncover;
input str:$20.;
call symputx('orcpwd',str);

run;

 

Proc sql;

   connect to oracle(dsn=orcsql user=&userid password="&orcpwd");

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Re: how to mask percents in encrypted passwords

try password="%superq(orcpwd)"

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Re: how to mask percents in encrypted passwords

Chris - Thanks for your response. I tried the %superq but i didnt work. I wonder if the password need to be masked before I encrypt it. I assume the %superq function is actually trying to mask the encrypted string and not the actual password. I may be wrong.

 

Appreciate your time!

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Re: how to mask percents in encrypted passwords

Not too sure what else to tell you until you provide an example that we can reproduce.
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