RPG?  upstart?  stay away?  that IS funny!  on several levels.

How does field level security work now, using say, interactive SQL or
QRY400?  does it exclude the field from the list of available field names?
does it hard error out there too, if someone tries to use it without auth?

how would I have field level security behave?  I hadn't really thought
about it, but if the object is to hide and protect a particular field from
non-authorized users, maybe a better solution would be have the db return
null, blank or zero (you pick) on a read, and not allow update of the
field.  a message written to the joblog (and/or qsysopr msgq) to inform
those who care about such things that access to the field was attempted and
denied, giving the user, job, program, line number.

I realize that this behaviour would have it's own problems and unintended
results, but so would a hard error.  If you're brave enough to implement
the feature, you should be smart enough to test it as well.

maybe I'm being dense here, but we already could "roll our own" field level
security by creative use of logical files and library lists.  what good is
the db2 version if we still have to create the same logicals, etc. so we
can  use it in strait RPG?


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It depends on how you define traditional.
Logical files have been around for a long time.
SQL has been around for a long time.
And I have a Systems Analyst text book from college that recommended
staying away from upstart languages like RPG.

How would you have had them handle it?

Rob Berendt

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