Hiding Your Form Data Entries
Do you have to enter sensitive data--information that you wouldn't want anyone else to see? If you're using a data entry form, or the Form Wizard, then use the control's Input Mask property to protect that data from being seen
by prying eyes.
- Select the block in the form design view or the data field, and do a right-click, then select Properties.
- Select the Data tab.
- Select Input Mask and click the button to the right of your selection, then scroll down the list to select Password for property type.
- This will place asterisks (*) in your field after you type. So no one else can see your sensitive data.
Of course, Forms can also be further protected by password, this is just a convenient way not to show data as you type especially if it is sensitive data. However, this also means you can't see the data you type either, so you may want to change it back to validate the data and then return the property value to Password.
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Date of last revision: 17 August 2001.