INVISIBLE attribute

The INVISIBLE attribute prevents user-entered data from being echoed on the screen during an interactive statement.




The INVISIBLE attribute can be used for EDIT and BUTTONEDIT fields, to hide characters typed by the end user, for example, to enter a password.

Characters that the user enters in a field with the INVISIBLE attribute are not displayed during data entry. Depending on the front-end type, the typed characters are converted to blanks, stars, underscores or dots.

The INVISIBLE attribute has no effect when displaying data directly to a field with DISPLAY TO or DISPLAY BY NAME.