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This RFE is being Declined since this is expected behavior.
This is the normal was ALCOBJ works when referencing a logical file or view. The OS has no knowledge that the physical files were locked by an ALCOBJ of a view.
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a high priority requirement that should be addressed.
Background: The COMMON Americas Advisory Council (CAAC) members have a broad range of experience in working with small and medium-sized IBM i customers. CAAC has a key role in working with IBM i development to help assess the value and impact of individual RFEs on the broader IBM i community, and has therefore reviewed your RFE.
For more information about CAAC, see www.common.org/caac
For more details about CAAC's role with RFEs, see http://www.ibmsystemsmag.com/Blogs/i-Can/May-2017/COMMON-Americas-Advisory-Council-%28CAAC%29-and-RFEs/
Dawn May - CAAC Program Manager
I was able to reproduce the scenario described in the request. It seems reasonable that once the logical file has been deleted that the locks should drop off of the physicals.
Tom Duncan - CAAC Member