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A privilege associates a resource with a permission. There are three possible permissions:

  1. READ — View, but not change a resource. For example, viewing, but not updating data.

  2. WRITE — View or change a resource. For example, viewing and updating the data.

  3. USE — Execute or employ the resource. For example, executing an application or using an InterSystems service.

The format for writing a privilege is resource:permission. So, we write the read privilege on the EmployeeInfo database like this


where %DB_EmployeeInfo is the resource associated with the EmployeeInfo database.

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