FAQ 1077: Global masking of Social Security Numbers


Our current global ASC default is to show the full Social Security Number on all reports. Is there a setting to to change the default to mask all the Social Security numbers?


Add the setting SSNOPTION= to the [ASC] subsection of the file ASC.INI in the ASC folder followed by the following letters:
=M is for mask the SSN and only show the last 4 digits
=Y to show the complete SSN
=N to not show SSN at all
=E to use the Employee Number field in place of SSN

If the default setting is changed when printing a report for a client, that setting will become the default for that report for that client until the dialog data is reset in Access-Dialog Data.