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Re: GUIDs returned as gibberish (ODBC/MS SQL)

by pKai (Priest)
on Oct 27, 2008 at 11:15 UTC ( #719723=note: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??


in reply to GUIDs returned as gibberish (ODBC/MS SQL)

A GUID is at core a 128 bit number.

The Wikipedia link above has all the information you need to convert between the binary and the text representation.

A cpan search gives Data:GUID. But on first glance there is no method for a direct binary -> text conversion.

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Re^2: GUIDs returned as gibberish (ODBC/MS SQL)
by massa (Hermit) on Oct 27, 2008 at 12:55 UTC
    print Data::GUID->best_guess($your_guid)->as_string
    should work...
    []s, HTH, Massa (κς,πμ,πλ)

      The "Data::GUID" module is what I needed.

      Many thanks!

      Kevin J

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