Returns the ID of a symmetric key in the current database.
Key_ID ( 'Key_Name' )
The name of a symmetric key in the database.
The name of a temporary key must start with a number sign (#).
Because temporary keys are only available in the session in which they are created, no permissions are required to access them. To access a key that is not temporary, the caller needs some permission on the key and must not have been denied VIEW permission on the key.
A. Returning the ID of a symmetric key
The following example returns the ID of a key called
B. Returning the ID of a temporary symmetric key
The following example returns the ID of a temporary symmetric key. Note that
# is prepended to the key name.