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How to hide a column in a Flash Datagrid?

I have a datagrid with 4 columns like name, address, etc. One column is a 5 digit employee ID that I don't want people to see. But I want to be able to retrieve this ID in my actionscript if I need it.
I thought I might just be able to set a column width of 0. But that doesn't work. It forces the column to be a few pixels wide at least.

Here is some various code I've tried with no luck.
theDataGrid.columns[4].width = 0;
theDataGrid.getColumnAt(4).visible = false;
theDataGrid.getColumnAt(4)._visible = false;
theDataGrid.columns[4].headerText = "";

Instead of hiding maybe can I attach it to the array without showing it?  I don't see a way.
I must note that I am using a third party "Drag and Drop DataGrid Component" from Drumbeatinsight.  However their documentation says that this component extends the Macromedia datagrid component so all those functions should be accessible to me.
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8/22/2022 - Mon
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here's what i'd do.
create the array without the ids, use that as the dataprovider for you datagrid. then create a separate array (at the same time) with the employee IDs - then when you get the selectedIndex of that datagrid and you want the employee id you should be able to parse that index to your employeeID array and pull the data that way.

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It was just that easy.  I can still access that value if I drag a cell to another datagrid.
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