The DECRYPT.FILE command removes data encryption for specific fields or the entire record.
DECRYPT.FILE filename field ...
DECRYPT.FILE filename ALL
The first form of the DECRYPT.FILE command removes record level data encryption.
The second form of the DECRYPT.FILE command removes field level data encryption for the specified field. Multiple fields may be referenced in a single command.
The third form of the DECRYPT.FILE command removes field level data encryption for all fields.
If the file contains data records when this command is used, the file is processed to remove the encryption. A system failure or other process abort during this update will leave the file in a partially encrypted state and hence render it unusable. Always back up a file before using this command if the file contains data.
For security reasons, the user executing this command must have access to all data fields that will be affected. The command also prompts for the master key and is therefore usually restricted to use by the security administrator.
DECRYPT.FILE CUSTOMERS CCARD
The above command removes data encryption from the CCARD field of the CUSTOMERS file.
The above command removes record level encryption from the CUSTOMERS.
Data encryption, CHANGE.KEY.PASSWORD, CREATE.FILE, CREATE.KEY, CREATE.SECURE.KEY, DECRYPT.FILE, DELETE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY, DISABLE.KEY (QMBasic), ENABLE.KEY, ENCRYPT.FILE, ENABLE.KEY (QMBasic), GRANT.KEY, LIST.KEYS, RESET.MASTER.KEY, REVOKE.KEY, SET.ENCRYPTION.KEY.NAME, UNLOCK.KEY.VAULT