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Your Access Code is checked to control access to data fields within each file.
NOTE: File Access Security does not affect field-level protection.
|WRITE||The Enter or Edit File Entries option looks at the WRITE access for every field used to see if the WRITE access has been defined. If the field's WRITE Access Code has no characters in common with your Access Code, you will not be able to see that field.|
|DELETE||The Enter or Edit File Entries option looks at the DELETE access of a field when you try to delete a value for that field (with the at-sign ["@"]). If there is a DELETE access string and if it has no characters in common with your Access Code, you will be prohibited from deleting.|
|READ||The Inquire to File Entries, Print File Entries, and Search File Entries options look at the READ access for every field accessed. If this READ Access Code has no characters in common with your Access Code, you cannot see data stored in the field.|
There is an exception to this field protection: If the invoking program has set the Access Code equal to the at-sign ("@"), all fields will be accessible. The at-sign ("@") is also considered the programmer's Access Code to the entire data dictionary.
To enter or edit a field's READ, DELETE, or WRITE access, use the Modify File Attributes option, indicate the field to be protected, and enter the desired codes when asked for the "READ ACCESS:," "DELETE ACCESS:," and "WRITE ACCESS:." Any code character entered must be in your current Access Code, unless you have the at-sign ("@").
Reviewed/Updated: March 4, 2007