(READ-PASSWORD) A read password protects a table from being opened for either read or write from a tableBASE library. When a Get Definition (GD) command is issued, the presence of a READ-PASSWORD will be signalled by a value of “XXXXXXXX”.
To remove a password, open the table for write, use the Change Table Definition (CD) command, and ensure that the first byte of the READ-PASSWORD contains an asterisk (*). This causes the READ-PASSWORD to be set to spaces which indicates a null password.
The default for the READ-PASSWORD is a null password (spaces).