DescriptionTakes a binary data argument and encodes it to ASCII with either the base-64 or hex algorithms. Base-64 is "standard" on the internet, and is often (mistakenly) referred to as "uuencode". Hex encoding is "easier to decode" for programmers who may not have a base-64 decoding algorithm lying around.
You can use this for binary file transfer, or for encoding the binary results of the %encrypt() macro, or any other situation in which ASCII encoding is useful.
%encode(hello,b64) returns: aGVsbG8= %encode(hello,hex) returns: 68656c6c6f