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How do I select an encrypted string from a mysql database?

Last Modified: 2012-05-12
I am inserting an AES encrypted string into a table using the AES_ENCRYPT() function.  
I can select the decrypted value using the AES_DECRYPT().  However, the query returns an empty result when I try to select the encrypted string.   I can view the encrypted string in MYSQL Workbench.  What kind of query should I use to return this string?
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