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Symmetric Key Use


Symmetric Key Use

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Nice question with a little bit of digging required to insure the correct answer.

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Good one, Thanks Steve.

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Nice question, thanks.



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Thank you for a very unambiguous question.


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Thanks for the question Steve.



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Good question! had to do some R&D to find out the correct answer. And here is a good reference for the same subject:

http://www.sqlservercentral.com/blogs/steve_jones/2013/12/16/symmetric-keys/
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Nice simple question. But I wonder if the 35% of responses from people who want to deallocate teh key think that the key is some kind of cursor?

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I hate to be picky, but:
if exists (select * from sys.openkeys where key_name={key_name})
close symmetric key {key_name}


If you try to close it twice by accident, you get an error:

(The key {key_name} is not open. Please open the key before using it)
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