We help IT Professionals succeed at work.
Get Started

Hash/encode a numeric id like 12567889 to aphabatic characters like 'aty'

490 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
hi
i am creating a application were i have to create a hashed/encoded code for each id in databse table. id's length is about 7 digits like 16,66,189. No i want to convert this into small encoded value like 'aty' lenght of about 3-4 digits. Which is mathematically equilant to its's numeric value. So that i can convert for numeric value to encoded value and vice versa.

Any sugestion how this can be achived. I tried many ways but all of them gives a long hashed/encoded value which defeats the purpose of creating small encoded value.

Thanks
Comment
Watch Question
Software Architect
Top Expert 2008
Commented:
This problem has been solved!
Unlock 2 Answers and 7 Comments.
See Answers
Why Experts Exchange?

Experts Exchange always has the answer, or at the least points me in the correct direction! It is like having another employee that is extremely experienced.

Jim Murphy
Programmer at Smart IT Solutions

When asked, what has been your best career decision?

Deciding to stick with EE.

Mohamed Asif
Technical Department Head

Being involved with EE helped me to grow personally and professionally.

Carl Webster
CTP, Sr Infrastructure Consultant
Ask ANY Question

Connect with Certified Experts to gain insight and support on specific technology challenges including:

  • Troubleshooting
  • Research
  • Professional Opinions
Did You Know?

We've partnered with two important charities to provide clean water and computer science education to those who need it most. READ MORE