By default, Vision allows OPEN INPUT on files that are marked as broken. This behavior is intended to make it easier to recover records from broken files. If you want to receive an error status when opening a file marked as broken for INPUT, set V_OPEN_STRICT to 1 (on, true, yes). The default setting of 0 (off, false, no) allows open input on broken files.

Note: When this variable is set to 1, make sure you do not also have the V_FORCE_OPEN variable set to 1 because the settings conflict.