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Encrypting data and save to the DB

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Last Modified: 2013-11-19
Encrypt data and save to a SQL database.

I need to encrypt some data that is between 17 to 20 charaters long. What is the best way to do it?
I'm using the Encrypt function that coldfusion has but when I try to save the encrypted data on the DB it doesn't work here is my code.


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<cfset key = GenerateSecretKey("BLOWFISH")>
<cfset ccEncrypt = Encrypt(#Form.txtdata#, key, "BLOWFISH")>

On my DB I'm using SQL and the data type is Nvarchar(260) is that too small?
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