Hi all, I get from my database at employee data encrypted values at the date of birth. Can someone help me to decrypt this in Power Query. Thanks in advancetest.pbix (96.4 KB)
@Mario What have you tried so far?
@AntrikshSharma Nothing, I still have no idea with the task
@Mario What is the kind of encryption used?
@AntrikshSharma i am not sure but i think a hash coding
@Mario I did a lot of Google searches and didn’t see a way to decrypt it, who is sending this data to you? You should ask your Database admin to run a query in database itself to decrypt it.
A hash is one-way … AFAIK it can’t be decrypted, only compared to. In any event, this should be decrypted in the source … even if you know the algorithm used, it likely has a source seeding that will be difficult to replicate and even if it works for your sample today, may be fragile.
As a matter of first principles, however, do you even need date of birth in your report? The data was probably encrypted to prevent access from outside, so perhaps should not be used at all (if it is in fact needed, can the calculation be done in the source [e.g., Age?]?)
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