You can eliminate the CHCUNAVAIL keyword and still get the protected fields without changing the color attribute. Also, you can use the CHCUNAVAIL keyword to set the protected choices at a different color besides blue, or even as Non display, blink, reverse image etc..
Another note, I don't know if you are strictly green screen or if you use any sort of graphical or browser based front end. If you do, be cautious, sometimes they interpret these graphical dds keywords strangely (or not at all).
<<I'm beginning to wonder also. I checked out CHCCTL and have managed to
protect the choices alright, but the text associated to the protected
choice is coloured blue!!>>
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