Are You Sure? Are you really, really sure?
Something isn't jiving - digging a little deeper I found that I can format uploads through databridge to encrypt using several different formats and that I can then format on the recordset binding to show the data decrypted (see attached).
This is working to do exactly what I wanted to do and asked in my original question, that is, encrypt user entered data and decrypt when I need to display it.
I can see the data in my MySql database, and it is definitely encrypted.
In other words, it seems that I can indeed use Security Assist to encrypt and decrypt data.
I feel like I've been on a bit of a wild-goose chase in this thread with you insisting that I can't use SA to accomplish what I was hoping and then having to discover on my own that I can.
Or maybe we have a fundamental miscommunication happening somewhere.