Hi,<BR><BR>I am starting to create a Human Resources app that runs on certain client machines and uses MDSE on NT server as shared DB/application.. I have created the DB already and one of the requirements is to track employee salary history.. not even i should see this data as you can guess.. is there a way to encrypt this column/table using a system SP when creating it or altering it? or does the encryption have to be done thru the app?<BR><BR>ps.. using osql and looking at sql server 2000 books online - sp3 eeeek! and obviously sqlserver n00b<BR><BR>Thanks in advance