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  • Empty Field until selected to prevent over shoulder viewing

    I have a few fields and can't figure out how to hide the value from over the shoulder viewing. I made it happen by accident on another table but different field. I looked and on fetch and on init and nothing is there and even field rules. I have a payment table and a master table that only admin has access to view the CC number for processing payments. The field is empty until it is clicked and then the cc# appears. I have a new table and it has ssn and dob for credit repair and I want to do the same thing so no one can just look at the screen and see the ssn and dob. However the user needs access to see these fields from time to time and do merge docs for credit companys. The info is double encrypted both on client and server side with different keys for security. I make the sql query to get the values with sha 256 and then use a decrypt on the client side and bring them to a temp table. The encrypting and decrypting and the sha 256 insert works great. But I can't replicate the same data being blank prior to clicking on the field like I did in the payment and master table. Can anyone tell me how I made this work before so I can do it again please or is this just something weird it is doing on it's own?

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    Re: Empty Field until selected to prevent over shoulder viewing

    Steven, if the field that behaves as you wish is on a form there are a few places this could be set up...

    Check the 'on arrive' and 'on depart' events for the field. These may contain the required code
    Do any 'color equations' exist on the 'setup' tab of the fields properties?

    Not sure if these options exist in V9, but hope this helps.


    • #3
      Re: Empty Field until selected to prevent over shoulder viewing

      Yea unfortunately it's not that easy in my case. I've been using A5v9 far too long to miss that , but thanks for you input.


      • #4
        Re: Empty Field until selected to prevent over shoulder viewing

        Just tested this, setting object font and fill colours in the onarrive and ondepart events and worked as required. Will probably be quicker for you to implement this rather than try and workout how you got it to work first time round!


        • #5
          Re: Empty Field until selected to prevent over shoulder viewing

          Thanks that is the kind of outside the box thinking I was looking for didn't even think of something so simple. Thanks I will give that a try now.