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UltraLite obfuscate property

Controls obfuscation of data in the database. Obfuscation is a form of simple encryption.

How to set it

UltraLite employs different methods for setting this property:

ContextImplemented by

From the command line    Use any utility that creates a database.

Use the following property syntax:

-o obfuscate=boolean

From Sybase Central    Use any wizard that creates a database.

On the New Database Storage Settings page, choose to encrypt the database by selecting the Use Simple Encryption (Obfuscation) option.

From a client application    Use the create database method.

Set this property as one of the creation parameters for an API's create database method on the database manager class.

Allowed values

All boolean values are supported. For example, true/false, yes/no, 1/0, and so on.


0 (databases are not obfuscated)


Simple encryption is equivalent to obfuscation and makes it more difficult for someone using a disk utility to look at the file to decipher the data in your database. Simple encryption does not require a key to encrypt the database.

To render the database inaccessible without the correct encryption key requires that you set the database to strong encryption.

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