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IBM does not intend to provide a solution to this request at this time, so it is being closed. The database development team has many higher priority requirements, so this enhancement is not likely to be implemented anytime soon.
We recommend either converting the file to an SQL table or setting a process in place to re-establish the field procedure after using CHGPF.
The CAAC has reviewed this requirement and recommends that IBM view this as a “nice to have” low priority feature. Please consider a warning or other alternative to warn of the possibility of losing the encryption.
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/
Nancy Uthke-Schmucki - CAAC Program Manager