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Do you need/want ODBC access to PxPlus native files which have passwords?

Yes, this is or will be a requirement for our application
0 (0%)
This is desirable but not mandatory
2 (33.3%)
No, passworded files should not be accessed via ODBC
0 (0%)
Don't care -- Not using nor plan to use passworded files
3 (50%)
Don't care -- Not offering ODBC to access our data
1 (16.7%)

Total Members Voted: 6

Voting closed: August 28, 2018, 03:42:25 PM


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ODBC Access to Passworded Files
« on: August 14, 2018, 03:42:25 PM »
PxPlus native files can have passwords assigned to them to prevent unauthorized access and provide data encryption.  The ODBC driver however does not support any mechanism to supply file passwords thus the ODBC driver was not able to grant access to these files.

For PxPlus 2019 we have enhanced the native file encryption to include the ability to use the industry standard AES encryption algorithm so that more sensitive information such as credit cards numbers and personal data can easily and safely be included in your native files.

This however brings up the question as to whether we should provide access via ODBC and how this can be done.

Before we start looking into methods to provide this capability we would like to know if anybody would use this feature so we may plan accordingly.