Am I crazy, or didn't I hear something about "field level security" being a new feature on the 400 several years ago? I've never used it, never seen it used and I heard it had a fairly significant performance hit. if true though, couldn't that be used for your ferpa problem? ok, maybe i am crazy... rick ---original message--- This is an existing application with lots of existing programs and queries. The records are (and should be) available for totaling, counts, reports, and internal use. FERPA has to do with releasing private information to the public. Creating the new logicals is a solution of sorts but creates many problems with day to day use of the data. The issue isn't so much security as it is "appropriate use". Some sort of as-yet undefined business-rule process has to take place. There are people already working on solving the business rule problem but my task is to implement the business rule once they've written the rules. It appears to me that I have to find some way to attach the business rules to the data itself, not overlay a simplistic mask on the data. A logical view solution seems easy to implement but impossible to live with. Thank you all for this discussion. Its being very helpful to us here.
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