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add embedded tables and columns comments functinality
Many competitor DBMS already have this functionality of documenting tables and table columns, that is putting ad hoc comments to describe the table and or the columns. Informix does not have this possibility which is great nevertheless table and c...
Expand DELETE syntax implementing LIMIT clause and maybe also ORDER BY. Delete syntax can be like: DELETE [FROM] tbl_name [WHERE where_condition ] [ORDER BY ...] [LIMIT row_count ] This limit + order by syntax is already implemented in other major...
syslog support for informix audit logging. or an easier mechanism to forward logs in the shortterm
We will prefer a syslog compliant logging or in the short-term an easier interface for forwarding logs (audit logs) to a centralized system. There is a new PCI/PA-DSS requirement for the financial/banking industry. To send all security logging to ...
Our customer uses Enterprise Replication with Informix Server, spanning 530 databases, within 60 instances. We use 11.70 GE. We have hit the maximum limitation of 32746 replicates in the ER domain and it's not enough. We even had to decrease count...
Implement Oracle "Flashback Database and Restore Points"
Implement same functionality as Oracle Flashback Database and Restore Points. There regular procedure to restore data with Informix is to restore either the entire instance or some dbspaces. This procedure can be very long (5 hours+) when high dat...
Allow Bufferpool Min_lru_dirty and Max_lru_dirty Threshold values to be altered dynamically
onparams -b can be used to add a new bufferpool and AUTO_LRU_TUNING are available on informix server but first only adds a bufferpool of a new page size and the latter only kicks in if some foreground writes occur on a server which ideally is neve...
UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function for Informix database
Informix does not have a UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function. Requirement :---------------------------------1) Cast function to convert from a particular datetime to UTC datetime based on the current timezone2) Cast function to convert from sysd...
Enhance EXPLAIN in order to no longer need Informix server access
Currently Informix EXPLAIN generates a server side file. For developers that are working from remote machines, it becomes problematic to retrieve the explain files when they have restricted access to the Informix Server machine.
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