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We invite you to shape the future of IBM, including product roadmaps, by submitting ideas that matter to you the most. Here's how it works:

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The IBM team may need your help to refine the ideas so they may ask for more information or feedback. The offering manager team will then decide if they can begin working on your idea. If they can start during the next development cycle, they will put the idea on the priority list. Each team at IBM works on a different schedule, where some ideas can be implemented right away, others may be placed on a different schedule.

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Certification of Informix Connection Manager with ESQL/COBOL

We are implementing Informix Connection manager with HDR as High Availability solution for our organization. During testing, we identified connection manager is not certified for ESQL/Cobol, our business-critical application is written in Cobol. it's very important for us to have Cobol integrated with Connection Manager to have an uninterrupted system

  • Avatar32.5fb70cce7410889e661286fd7f1897de Guest
  • Jul 22 2019
  • Future consideration
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Cobol customer who integrate with Informix Database
How should it work?

Cobol program should automatically connect to the primary DB after the switchover, and this control needs to be managed by Informix Connection Manager

Idea Priority High
Priority Justification Our Project delivery data is end of Q3 2019 for providing high availibility solution to business
Client Name Savio Pinto
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    Guest commented
    22 Aug, 2019 07:28am

    This certification is required to our organization.

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    15 Aug, 2019 04:28pm

    Support Engineer Tom asked to try using connection manager in proxy mode, we performed the testing, here are the results

    • connecting to group proxy connection doesn't work
    • direct connecting to proxy "connection manager" works

     

  • Avatar40.8f183f721a2c86cd98fddbbe6dc46ec9
    Guest commented
    22 Jul, 2019 09:22pm

    The ESQL/Cobol needs to be updated to utilize with connection manager.


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