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The OpenMode property contains a value that determines the level of access granted to both the user opening the file and other users in a multi-user system.
The Init method sets the OpenMode property to a hexadecimal value of 42h (ReadWrite/DenyNone). The ABC Templates override this default with the appropriate value from the application generator.
The Open method uses the OpenMode property when it OPENs the file for processing. See the Language Reference for more information on OPEN and access modes.