Application controls

Application controls are a form of security that is designed to improve the quality of the data that is input into a database. An example of an application control is the validity check, which reviews the data entered into a data entry screen to ensure that it meets a set of predetermined range criteria. Or, a completeness check will examine a data entry screen to see if all fields have an entry. An authorization control ensures that only authorized users are gaining access to the database.

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