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Data Hashing - - 12-23-2022

Hashing is the transformation of a string of characters into a usually shorter fixed-length value or key that represents the original string. Hashing is used to index and retrieve items in a database because it is faster to find the item using the shorter hashed key than to find it using the original value. 
Hashing is part of preparing the data which also provides an encryption for the data