Defined Fields For SSA

Two defined fields are available to help protect the confidentially of employee social security numbers (XX:SSA).  Both fields are available when the standard defines are executed for any file containing socials.  ​

    • XX:SSAFOUR - This field has an A4 format and displays only the last four characters of an employee's social security number.  For example:  1234.​
    • XX:SSAMASK - This fields has an A11 format and masks off the first portion of an employee's social security number with X's so that only the last four characters display. For example:  XXX-XX-1234.​

These fields should not be used alone as a sort because they are not unique.  However, you can use them in conjunction with XX:SSA and the NOPRINT command.  


For example:

 

EX PH

TABLE FILE PH

SUM PH:GROSSPAY

BY PH:SSA NOPRINT

BY PH:SSAMASK

END​

Last Updated: February 22, 2024