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How to convert Hasbytes to varchar ? I came across this question recently when I was working on my previous article. Then I started with my research to develop a solution.

Given below is the script that can convert Hashbytes to Varchar :

DECLARE @varchar varchar(Max);
DECLARE @hashbytes varbinary(20)

-- Convert 'raresql' string into Hasbytes
SET @hashbytes=HASHBYTES('SHA1','raresql');
-- Select Hasbytes value
Select @hashbytes as Hasbytes

--Convert varbinary value to varchar value
Set @varchar='0x' + cast('' as xml).value
('xs:hexBinary(sql:variable("@hashbytes"))', 'varchar(max)');

--Select varchar value
Select @varchar as [Varchar]

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