The Utility_EncodeString() function converts a string into a format that isn’t easily readable by users or other applications.
• source_string – The string to be encoded.
A string containing the value in encoded format.
The encoded string will be up to 40% longer than the original string. When you specify the storage size of the string in the table, be sure to allow for the increased size. For example, if the string field allows up to 8 characters to be entered by the user, be sure the storage size of the field allows for up to 12 characters to be stored.