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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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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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IBM Data & AI Roadmaps (http://ibm.biz/Data-and-AI-Roadmaps) - Use this site to view roadmaps for Data & AI products.

IBM Employees should enter Ideas at https://hybridcloudunit-internal.ideas.aha.io/


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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. ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Under review

Certify informix 12.10 on RHEL8

We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will continue to work, but we would like to upgrade to RHEL8. Others have done this and it works for them, but my company has to get confirmation that this will be a supported combination f...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

informix HQ

Current version of Informix HQ is not able to trap and sent alert for engine in block state.
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Data Masking in INFORMIX

Our objective is not to see any sensitive data outside the production systems. As an example here is our real requirement. In a PROD environment, we can see the table data as usual . For data protection purposes, the data of the same table needs t...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

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 ...
7 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...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Informix 4gl based Datablades

I would like the ability to create database/SPL's using Informix 4GL syntax and features. I know forms and such wouldn't work but I could then leverage legacy into efficient data retrieval processes for for Java and Typescript to access
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 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...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration