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In SQL 2008 I have a table that I want to insert a record into that has a column whose data consists of xml type elements. One of the elements I want to add is a url, which contains what SQL considers invalid characters - '&' and so on.  How would I go about converting this url to a base64 string so that I can store it that way in this record.
This is similar to what the data would look like:
<ConnectionString>"http://data.acme.com/data.xml?system=blahblah%20&key=FED4AA86-4960-49DE-83B5-6CBC0B68BC69&type=1&version=1.0"</ConnectionString>
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Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
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This http://www.motobit.com/help/scptutl/cm435.htm may be what you want.
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by:wdosanjos
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Try something like this:

select 'http://data.acme.com/data.xml?system=blahblah%20&key=FED4AA86-4960-49DE-83B5-6CBC0B68BC69&type=1&version=1.0' 
    as 'ConnectionString' 
for xml raw(''), elements

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The result is:
<ConnectionString>http://data.acme.com/data.xml?system=blahblah%20&key=FED4AA86-4960-49DE-83B5-6CBC0B68BC69&type=1&version=1.0</ConnectionString>

I hope this helps.
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