The STORE statement has the same syntax as the INSERT statement, but has the function of overwriting an existing record in a database file. If the key of an associated file is referred to, a new record is created in that file if the key has a new value; otherwise, the record with that new key becomes subject to overwriting. Overwriting takes place with the existing associated record where no key is specified.
Note that limiting access to portions of database files is not part of the database mechanism in EXALT. If the file itself can be limited by the operating system to a communicating process, that process can enforce file security.
Also, this statement is only applicable to random-access files.