Hashids, ported for VBA (http://www.hashids.org)
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hashids.vba

Hashids, ported for VBA (http://www.hashids.org)

NAME

Hashids - generate short hashes from numbers

SYNOPSIS

Sub testHashids()
    Dim hid As Hashids
    Dim hash As String, hexStr As String
    Dim number As Long, numbers As Variant, i As Long

    Set hid = New Hashids
    hid.Params("this is my salt")

    ' encode a single number
    hash = hid.Encode(123)          
    Debug.Print "Encode 123:", hash   ' "YDx"

    number = hid.Decode("YDx")      
    Debug.Print "Decode YDx:", number ' 123

    ' or a list
    hash = hid.Encode(1, 2, 3)        ' "laHquq"
    Debug.Print "Encode list 1,2,3:", hash

    numbers = hid.Decode("laHquq")    ' (1, 2, 3)
    Debug.Print "Decode laHquq:"
    For i = LBound(numbers) To UBound(numbers)
        Debug.Print numbers(i)
    Next i

    ' or an Array
    hash = hid.Encode(Array(1,2,3))   ' "laHquq"
    Debug.Print "Encode list 1,2,3:", hash

    numbers = hid.Decode("laHquq")    ' (1, 2, 3)
    Debug.Print "Decode laHquq:"
    For i = LBound(numbers) To UBound(numbers)
        Debug.Print numbers(i)
    Next i

    ' or a hex string
    hash = hid.EncodeHex("deadbeef")   ' "kRNrpKlJ"
    Debug.Print "EncodeHex deadbeef:", hash

    hexStr = hid.DecodeHex("kRNrpKlJ") ' "deadbeef"
    Debug.Print "Decode kRNrpKlJ:", hexStr

End Sub

DESCRIPTION

This is a port of the Hashids JavaScript library for VBA.

Hashids was designed for use in URL shortening, tracking stuff, validating accounts or making pages private (through abstraction.) Instead of showing items as 1, 2, or 3, you could show them as b9iLXiAa, EATedTBy, and Aaco9cy5. Hashes depend on your salt value.

IMPORTANT: This implementation follows the v1.0.0 API release of hashids.js.

This implementation is also compatible with the v0.3.x hashids.js API.

METHODS

  • set hid = New Hashids

    Make a new Hashids object. This constructor does not accept any options

  • hid.Params(salt,minHashLength,alphabet)

    • salt = "this is my salt"

      Salt string, this should be unique per Hashid object. Defaults to ""

    • minHashLength = 5

      Minimum hash length. Use this to control how long the generated hash string should be. Defaults to 0

    • alphabet = 'abcdefghijklmnop'

      Alphabet set to use. This is optional as Hashids comes with a default set suitable for URL shortening. Should you choose to supply a custom alphabet, make sure that it is at least 16 characters long, has no spaces, and only has unique characters.

  • hash = hid.Encode(x, [y, z, ...])

    Encode a single number (or a list/array of numbers) into a hash string. If encoding an array of numbers, the array must be the only parameter passed to this function.

    hid.Encrypt() is an alias for this method, for compatibility with v0.3.x hashids.js API.

  • hash = hid.EncodeHex("deadbeef")

    Encode a hex string into a hash string.

  • number = hid.Decode(hash)

    Decode a hash string into its number (or numbers.) Returns either a a single number, an array of numbers if it decrypted a set, or Null if given bad input. You should use a variable of type Variant for receiving the return value(s).

    An optional 2nd boolean parameter can be passed to Decode to force the value(s) to always be returned as an array, even when there is only one number in the encoded set:

    numbers = hid.Decode(hash,True)

    decrypt() is an alias for this method, for compatibility with v0.3.x hashids.js API.

  • hexStr = hid.DecodeHex(hash)

    Opposite of hid.EncodeHex(). Unlike hid.Decode(), this will always return a string, including the empty string if the hash is invalid.

SEE ALSO

Hashids

CHANGE LOG

1.0.2

  • Now supports numbers up to the value of 9,007,199,254,740,991
  • Improved Hex encoding and decoding

1.0.1

  • Implemented decoding routines
  • Allows array of numbers to be passed to Encode

1.0.0

  • Initial release
  • Limited to max number value of 2,147,483,647 (signed 32bit integer)

LICENSE

MIT License. See the LICENSE file. You can use Hashids in open source projects and commercial products.

Batteries not included, some assembly required, not suitable for children under the age of 6, slippery when wet, bridge freezes before road, do not use while consuming alcohol, use at your own risk.