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Support for ON DELETE SET NULL and ON UPDATE CASCADE clauses in FOREIGN KEY statements

A customer wanted to use a construction like ALTER TABLE detail_table ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (link_column) REFERENCES master_table ON DELETE SET NULL; so that referencing values would be updated to NULL automatically if a parent row was delete...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Support DESC keyword for describing schema objects

Simple request: Support the DESC keyword commonly used by other databases as a synonym for the wordy 'INFO COLUMNS FOR'. This will help new users to Informix as well as being less to type for everybody else.
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Unable to see fully qualified name in a trigger for seme instance

we have created as view using fully qualified name but while getting schema it is not showing complete DB address. scenario is given below. create table test_table ( col1 int, col2 varchar(20),col3 datetime year to second default current year to s...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Make range fragmentation work on high-write systems

Our application is INCREDIBLY write-heavy with highly transient data. Frankly, it doesn't even belong in Informix at all; it ought to be in something like MongoDB or even an in-memory DB. [I'm not kidding: 75-90K inserts per minute, involving BYTE...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Get Informix SQLTRACE working with DRDA

Our Informix server is currently being used by clients using the Informix Protocol ("onsoctcp") and the new web clients are using DRDA ("drsoctcp"). When addressing performance issue we extensively use SQLTRACE to pin point "slow" queries. We are ...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

archecker provide audit summary of tablenames and row count number foreach database/table in a db archive.

when using archecker : having the utility produce an output report, that contains summary information of the contents of an informix archive (ontape or onbar ) :for example:a report that lists the DBNAMES, TABNAMES, NROWS within the archive object.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Certify Informix 14.10 on red-hat 7

Our version of Informix will expire before our extended contract for red-hat 7, so we would like to upgrade the database in place to 14.10 from 12.10.fc13. Can you certify that? And give us a download for 14.10 that will not fail if we load it to ...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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 ...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Submitted