All OS/400 objects have a common set of attributes regardless of object type. You can display many of these attributes using the Display Object Description (DSPOBJD) command, yet very few of the attributes can be changed by the Change Object Description (CHGOBJD) command. In fact, the only things you can change are the object’s text description and its days used count.
To alleviate this shortcoming, this week’s API by Example offers a command interface to the Change Object Description (QLICOBJD) API. This API is capable of changing a number of object attributes that are not accessible otherwise.