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This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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SSO (Single Sign-On) for ODBC connections via ActiveDirectory authentication

The current configuration of a SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication for a Windows workstation is based on GSSCSM, for which support will be discontinued in future Informix releases and is very complex and error-prone. Alternatively, ODBC connection...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Under review

Certify Informix on AWS Linux 2023 for use on AWS

Informix is being run already on AWS Linux but official certification is being requested
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Allow Informix to accept Non PAM aware clients to connect when using PAM PASSWORD mode

Standard Informix Authentication on unix will perform a getpwnam() call to retrieve the encrypted shadow password from the OS, it will then compare an encrypted version of the password supplied by the client against this, and if they match, authen...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve Ontape Point-in-Time Restores for Tables

The archecker tool can be used for point-in-time restores of table data from Level 0 Informix backups in conjunction with whatever logs were created after the Level 0 backup. However, if an organization does one Level 0 backup per week, then they ...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Submitted

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release

Add DB2 zigzap scan capability to Informix

Add DB2 zigzap scan capability to Informix. Simliar to Db2 jump scan but on both indexes in a join.
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add DB2 jump scan capability to Informix

Add DB2 jump scan capability to Informix. Same use case as DB2. For indexes where not all the leading columns have predicates but non-leading columns have query predicates.
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

INFORMIX AUTO INDEX

When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration