SHA( )

This MySQL function returns the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 160-bit checksum for the given string. The results are a string composed of 40 hexadecimal digits.

Syntax

Below is the syntax for this command. Text within square brackets (i.e, [ and ] ) are optional. Choices are separated by bars (i.e, | ). Ellipses preceded by a comma indicates a repeating pattern. Ellipses before or after syntax are used to highlight a relevant except from the larger syntax. Text displayed in italic letters represent text that should be replaced with the specific names related to the database (e.g., column with the name of the column).

SHA(string)

Explanation

This function returns the Secure Hash Algorithm (SHA) 160-bit checksum for the given string. The results are a string composed of 40 hexadecimal digits. NULL is returned if the given string is NULL. This function is synonymous with SHA1( ).

Examples

 SELECT SHA('test');

+------------------------------------------+
| SHA('test')                              |
+------------------------------------------+
| a94a8fe5ccb19ba61c4c0873d391e987982fbbd3 |
+------------------------------------------+