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Search results: Informix Server

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Automatic Cluster Failback feature

We think Informix Cluster should have an automatically failback feature, that could physically priorize our servers (suggesting always that the primary node is in a site, for example).It would be just the same as using a Connection Manager, plus t...
almost 11 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Do not allocate MGM memory to UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ if index is used for sort

If an UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ is run, Informix will allocate memory for sorts from the memory grant manager (MGM). This happens regardless of whether there is any sorting to do. If a single indexed column is specified in t...
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Dbexport/dbimport validate *_LOCALE vars before accessing data files

When working with UTF8 database, DB_LOCALE and CLIENT_LOCALE are required to interact correctly with the databases. This RFE is about issuing a warning to the DBA when doing a dbexport/dbimport with CLIENT_LOCALE unset, especially when DB_LOCALE i...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Enhancement to DROP PROCEDURE / DROP FUNCTION syntax

Currently, the DROP PROCEDURE statement requires that the all of the procedure parameters necessary to completely identify the specific procedure. This is important due to Informix supporting polymorphic procedures, and is generally a good thing. ...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Not under consideration

Improve performance on multifact query on an informix database

We make Cognos reports on multifacts creating multifact queries with full outer join. To keep the query execution time low, we need absolutely the enhancement/fix be implemented in the next informix fixpack 12.10. It is unacceptable when the compe...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow remote query execution inside a TRUSTED CONTEXT

A customer that has some customized "auditing" built on triggers would like to be able to differentiate the real user behind the application server. In theory they could use SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION to achieve this, either directly or better yet,...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

14.10 macOS port

Informix 14.10 should available for macOS
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

onunload & BTS and other blades

onunload/onload are valuable tools for migrating databases between instances. These utilities have not been updated to accommodate the new technologies built into Informix, especially Blades and BTS.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

rsccompdict table shrink

When using compression in informix products, a special rsccompdict table is created to store dictionaries.This table can be a big one and it is stored at dbspace level.When you drop some databases, tables, purge dictionaries, this table can be emp...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Spectrum Protect (TSM) version 7.1.7 certification with Informix ONBAR 12.10

Customers using earlier versions for TSM (now Spectrum Protect) needs certification of version 7.1.7 or newer with Informix ONBAR 12.10, in order to be able to upgrade the backup infrastructure.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration