Subject Re: Encrypted dbase Tables
From Mustansir A Ghor <>
Date Sun, 19 Jan 2020 15:31:48 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Dear Ken Sir

Thank you sir.


Ken Mayer Wrote:

> On 1/18/2020 11:05 AM, Mustansir A Ghor wrote:
> > Dear All
> >
> > Hope all are fine.
> >
> > After running a stable application the client needs to encrypt datas. I used protect for it. But encrypted table differed from original. I wish to know if this difference pertains to blank fields becoming null or there are  more things that I need to take care
> Table sizes will of course be different, you've added information into
> the header area of the .DBF that deal with the encryption. You shouldn't
> worry about it as long as it all works. Honestly, though, there are
> serious issues with encryption using the BDE's encryption for tables. If
> the passwords get lost, there's no recovering the data, for example.
> Suggest you consider a routine to backup the data that decrypts it,
> backs it up somewhere "safe" ... just as a safety measure.
> Ken
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