Improve company productivity with a Business Account.Sign Up

x
?
Solved

Convert url to base64

Posted on 2011-03-14
2
Medium Priority
?
818 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
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>
0
Comment
Question by:MEINMEL
2 Comments
 
LVL 84

Accepted Solution

by:
Dave Baldwin earned 2000 total points
ID: 35131542
This http://www.motobit.com/help/scptutl/cm435.htm may be what you want.
0
 
LVL 23

Expert Comment

by:wdosanjos
ID: 35131584
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

Open in new window


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.
0

Featured Post

Free Tool: Site Down Detector

Helpful to verify reports of your own downtime, or to double check a downed website you are trying to access.

One of a set of tools we are providing to everyone as a way of saying thank you for being a part of the community.

Question has a verified solution.

Are you are experiencing a similar issue? Get a personalized answer when you ask a related question.

Have a better answer? Share it in a comment.

Join & Write a Comment

Ready to get certified? Check out some courses that help you prepare for third-party exams.
Microsoft Access has a limit of 255 columns in a single table; SQL Server allows tables with over 255 columns, but reading that data is not necessarily simple.  The final solution for this task involved creating a custom text parser and then reading…
Via a live example, show how to extract information from SQL Server on Database, Connection and Server properties
Via a live example, show how to setup several different housekeeping processes for a SQL Server.

606 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question