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Nice question really had to dig deep into my memory to, well answer the question.

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It seems too easy. So, I digged in deep on google and MSDN.
Thanks for the qotd. :-D

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Easy question - if you know the answer.

(I had to look!)
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This was so easy I answered right away without hesitation. Then, I noticed it was a two point question and that gave me doubt. Those two point questions always have some twist to them. So, I looked up the definition of deterministic to make sure I understood the word correctly.

Definition: In computer science, a deterministic algorithm is an algorithm which, in informal terms, behaves predictably.

Also, for those interested, Steve had a nice post about this function on June 28, 2011:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/steve_jones/2011/06/28/hashbytes-_1320_-a-t_2D00_sql-function/

I got it right but I was scared to push that submit button.
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Great question as it taught me about Hashbytes, which is something I did not know about.
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Nice question, but the documentation linked to doesn't really explain anything!
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This issue is so obvious that i was confused!!!

Good question!
thanks Steve!!!!


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Nice question, but quite easy as hash functions are deterministic by design.


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An unexpected adventure into hashing - Hash Tuesday anyone?

Thanks for the stimulating question Steve.

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