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Message Posted: Mon, 13 Jan 2003 @ 20:09:57 GMT

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Subj:   Re: Data selection
From:   Doug Drake

There are likely to be a number of approaches. The one I have seen most often employs the use of views to access ALL tables to be secured. The view specifies a join to a security table which indicates the items (products, organizations, or whatever) which the user has access to. You might want to consider the use of profiles (not V2R5 profiles) to simplify management. A profile provides a name or group that individuals can be associated with. A profile then has certain access rights. The security table then specifies what profile the user has access to. A profile table then specifies what items it has access to.

Just be aware that there may be a significant performance impact on queries using this approach. Of course, this all depends on how it is implemented.

Doug Drake

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