Subject Re: encryption
From Charlie <>
Date Sat, 03 Feb 2024 12:54:33 -0500
Newsgroups dbase.getting-started

Thanks very much.  I will fool around with this.  That is what I was looking for, something to make it a little more secure!

Heinz Kesting Wrote:

> Hi Charlie,
> > Hmmm..  I failed to mention that the program and data are only going to be housed on a local computer.  I want the password to protect someone from breaking into the program and/or somehow encrypt the data.  If there is another way to accomplish that, can you give me a hint as to where I might find info ?
> >
> I'm not really sure what you are asking for, but if it's about
> encrypting the data in your table, and PROTECT is not your friend, then
> the DIY route is the way to go.
> The idea is, before you save the data to the table, change the
> entryfield's value by some algorithm. Say your field holds the string
> "AbcD", so you could, for example, store in the table just the ASCII
> values of each character increased by a value of your own choice, let's
> use 3 here for an example.
> Your function would change the string entered by the user from "AbcD" to:
> 06810110269 (the ASCII value for each character incremented by 3)
> So you would store the value 06810110269 in the table. When reading the
> table, you would reverse the process und display the decrypted value.
> Looking at the table's contents from the IDE would then be some kind of
> funny number puzzle ...
> Of course, there's nothing to stop you from improving this "algorithm"
> if you want it more complicated. However, this will never reach "bullet
> proof" professional level, so you decide.
> I could help if you're interested in it.
> Kind regards, Heinz