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Convert MD5 string to integer bits in python

Convert MD5 string to integer bits in python

As we've seen in earlier posts, you can create an MD5 hash of a string and generate a hash in string type. But, what if you had to create an integer out of it? Practical real-world use-cases can be - if you have a unique integer ID that you have in your database which you can map.

import hashlib
import uuid

hash = hashlib.md5('some string'.encode('utf-8'))
a = uuid.UUID(hash.hexdigest())

In the above code, you can see that we are passing the hash string to the uuid.UUID, which returns the UUID value of the md5 hash.

The output of the above code will be a UUID-


I'm glad that you found this article to create UUID from a MD5 hash string useful. Happy Coding.