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October 2011
I was recently contacted by an ASE user who had a requirement to store data in ASE after hashing it with SHA-256.
As of version 15.0.2, ASE provides the built-in functions hash() and hashbytes() are available, but these support only SHA and SHA-1 (as well as MD5), but not SHA-256. For some reason, other hashing algorithms were not acceptable to use.
Eventually though, this ASE user found a way to use SHA-256 inside ASE.

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