# CryptEncryptBase64

Encrypts data with the specified key and returns text in Base64 format.

`CryptEncryptBase64 ( data ; key )`

## Parameters

`data`

- any text expression or field to encrypt.

`key`

- any text expression or field as the key to encrypt `data`

with.

## Data type returned

text

## Originated in version

16.0

## Description

Use the CryptEncryptBase64 and CryptDecryptBase64 functions to encrypt and decrypt field data.

This function works the same as the CryptEncrypt function, except that it returns encrypted data as Base64-encoded text following the RFC 4648 standard.

## Notes

•Encoding binary data as Base64-encoded text increases its size by one third.

## Example 1

Returns encrypted data as text that can begin with **YdJuEZueje5ybjg903wuVFYAOLy**.

`CryptEncryptBase64 ( "This needs protection" ; "My secret password" )`

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