Example of Encrypting and Decrypting a String into a SQL Table Using ASP.NET

I’ve put together this article because even after a lot of searching, I wasn’t able to find a simple, working example of how to encrypt and then decrypt a string that you are saving in your database in ASP.Net. Sure, there are some partial examples, but partial code usually doesn’t answer the question properly. Added to that, a lot of examples are out there that plain don’t work, confusing the issue and wasting a lot of time. So in this article I’ll give an example of a fully working test Web page that saves an encrypted string to a SQL Server database table, and that also shows the decrypted field back to the user.

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T-SQL to Enforce Proper Case Capitalization

Capitalize the First Letter of Each Word
Capitalize the First Letter of Each Word

This handy-dandy T-SQL query will take any input string and capitalize the start of each word within the string. It will also enforce proper use of lower-case throughout the string without affecting query performance too severely. This query assumes that you are working with titles, user names, or place names where you want to make sure that the first letter of each word is capitalized. Continue reading “T-SQL to Enforce Proper Case Capitalization”

SSRS: Simple Code Examples of Handling Null or Blank Date Fields

If you are looking for either null or blank values for a date field in SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS) you will find that checking for IsNothing only identifies the Null values, but ignores the blank values. So what’s the quickest and easiest way to do this? Continue reading “SSRS: Simple Code Examples of Handling Null or Blank Date Fields”