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3292545 - Selecting the password from the SYS.SYSUSER System View no longer displays the full encrypted password hash representation - SAP IQ


  • Selecting user login information from the SYS.SYSUSER system view for user IDs that have passwords that are not NULL,  the representation of the password is now returned as a 3 byte length character string of '***' and displayed as   0x2a2a2a .

  • This display change is now  seen as of SAP IQ version 16.1 onwards.  For systems upgraded from releases prior to IQ 16.1,  the display change is only seen once an ALTER DATABSE UPGRADE is run.

  • This can present a problem for customers who have operational requirements to first extract user information from a development or test system prior to refreshing these databases with a restore from a production backup.  Post restore the original development/test login credentials could then be reinstated.
  • The same problem can present itself for any customer wishing to copy a Login from one SAP IQ or SAP HDLRE instance to another.



  • SAP IQ version 16.1 upwards on any platform


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