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If the data changes seldom, I don't see any reason not to make it static. As for security, that question has to be addressed whether the data is static or dynamic.

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From: Booth Martin [mailto:booth@xxxxxxxxxxxx]
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To: Web Enabling the IBM i (AS/400 and iSeries) <web400@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
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Would this be an "it depends" situation? Take this particular example, for instance. The data changes once every 4 years or thereabouts why format the result every time its accessed?

The second part of this would be a response dealing with management's comfort level of letting just anyone into production data, even if it is read-only.

Still, the point is well made; for the iSeries to cast off the pallor of old age we do need to be able to access real & original data on the fly.

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