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Add dbschema to Informix CSDK

Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines.

There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool.

To work around the issue, we have to either use 3rd party tools, give the developers shell access to the Informix server or install the server binaries on the developer machines.


If the dbschema tool is bundled in the Informix Client SDK, the need for the workarounds is avoided.



  • Luis Marques
  • Aug 30 2019
  • Needs review
Why is it useful?
Who would benefit from this IDEA? Developers
How should it work?

The dbschema tool should be bundled with the Informix Client SDK.

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  • Art Kagel commented
    September 12, 2019 17:39

    Note that you can use my free dbschema replacement tool, myschema, on any client or server. I will do everything that dbschema can do (and MUCH more) except for the -hd option to display data distributions. Download the open source utils2_ak package from my web site at:

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