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SQL Anywhere 12.0.0 » SQL Anywhere Server - Database Administration » Configuring your database » Managing user IDs, authorities, and permissions » Database permissions and authorities » Authorities overview


READFILE authority

The READFILE authority allows a user to use the OPENSTRING clause in a SELECT statement to read a file. Without READFILE authority, the user can still use the OPENSTRING clause to query a string or BLOB value, but not a file.

The READFILE authority can be inherited through group membership.

For more information about using the OPENSTRING clause in a SELECT statement, see FROM clause.