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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

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...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear

Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the d...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Official support for IDS on Alma Linux

Following the recent change in status of Centos, some customers may wish to convert their Informix servers to Alma Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can IBM/HCL certify this platform.
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

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 ...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

Add MPP/DPF/XPS Clustering to Informix

DB2 has MPP/DPF, Oracle has RAC, Sybase has Cluster Edition. Informix used to have XPS, where is the ability to scale out Informix?
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

use raw table to bulk load/huge files in Informix cluster

raw table load and copy of raw table data availability read only secondary, RSS sec. in a HDR cluster. A big one for us. How do we load billion + row table in a HDR cluster without consuming too many logical logs? Is there a way to load a raw tabl...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

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...
about 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 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. ...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Not under consideration

Informix Connection Manager should print full timestamp (%Y-%m-%d %H:%M:%S) in logfile

Informix oncmsm logfile does not print complete timestamp - only %H:%M:%SSo it is difficult to parse the logfile and get a complete timestamp with date+time.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration