The u3060 user exit encrypts a character string. The result is always an 8-character hexadecimal string.
result = oconv(var, ’u3060’)
This is the same user exit called by the password program.
The accepted practice is to input a string, encrypt it, and compare the two encrypted values for a match.
a = "FRED" b = oconv(a, ’u3060’) (b = 8F7D5A29) a = "fred" b = oconv(a, ’u3060’) (b = D3575E89)