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CM should support majority-vote failover arbitration as an alternative to priority-based

Currently, the Informix Connection Manager handles failover arbitration on the basis of a priority setting in the ${CMCONFIG} file. This has the effect of making a single CM the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to failover events. And it ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

JDBC driver shouldn't require SSLCONNECTION to be set when SQLHOSTS is used

Currently, the Informix JDBC driver requires SSLCONNECTION=true for connection strings that involve a TLS database listener. But when SQLH_TYPE and SQLH_FILE are set, the sqlhosts file already contains this information in the protocol field; it th...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ - API calls for Groups/Servers administration

Hello Team, I am aware that we can create/add/delete Servers/Groups via InformixHQ UI as admin. Are there API calls that I can use with curl for add/delete/modify Servers/Groups ? This will help in automating end-to-end configuration of Informix H...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Supply DBD-Informix Driver for PERL DBI on Linux

I was doing DB development in an Ubuntu/Linux enviornment using PERL. PERL has a database abstraction layer called DBI. Supports preparing queries to both MySQL and Informix with no changes. It does rely on a lower layer DB interface driver, for I...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Request for an Informix CSDK port for MAC OS M1 processor

Is Informix CSDK 4.1x or 4.5x ported for MAC OS M1 processor? Seems like the last one available is x86_64 4.10 and I saw someone asking for a port in Dec 2021 with no response. Maybe there are some specific steps to run as a workaround using the e...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Create a real IDS driver for Tableau

Hi, my customer is a long haul IDS customer who loves it. A few years ago, his team fell in love with Tableau, which resolved many business cases for his company. Unfortunately, after getting more and more demanding with Tableau functionality, and...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Informix ESQL/C ifx_var_getdata() should do charset conversion when binding with CLVCHARPTRTYPE

Environment: Linux Debian 10.7 or Windows 10 Informix server: IDS-14.10.FC5 Informix client: CSDK 4.50.FC5 With the DB in UTF-8 (DB_LOCALE = en_us.utf8) and client app in another character encoding (CLIENT_LOCALE=en_us.8859-15): When fetching an L...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Support IDataReader::GetBytes / IfxDataReader::GetBytes for BSON fields

We're using the BSON capabilities of the Informix server in order to store data in a separate BSON colum - like additional information for the data row or optional fields that may vary from row to row (e.g. translations to different languages). Wi...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Future consideration

Informix pure .NET Core driver

We need pure .NET Core driver. Currently we have to compile our programs with flags for 32 or 64 bit code which is against the idea of .NET Core portability. Also it leads to errors when we sent assemblies to incorrect environment. Driver on Open...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 6 Delivered

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 arou...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Future consideration