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:
TABLE FILE PH
BY PH:SSA NOPRINT
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Last Updated: January 3, 2006