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Search results: Informix

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IWA: Need support for SQL function INSTR(), i.e., in-string

Informix Warehouse Accelerator (IWA) does not support the SQL function INSTR(), which allows us to search a substring within a string, and gets the location or character position of that substring inside the string. Informix does support substring...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Clear text passwords are displayed in onstat -g sql/ses commands for Informix user account create/modify user SQL commands

When using USERMAPPING feature to create internal Informix user accounts, it was found the SQL command executed to create an account or modify the password of an existing account is displayed in the output of onstat -g ses and onstat -g sql. Also ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix Enterprise Gateway 7.31 FD7

Gateway crashes when trying to use 'Catalog' feature in 'GWDBA' utility. Open PMR later showed that the Gateway will not work with glibc versions greater than 2.5.34.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Delivered

Allow TRUNCATE on table with users access

As detailed on Informix Manual , the truncate statement is considered DDL and not DML and not allow execute it even if there dirty reads over the table.The request: Allow run the truncate over a table even if there users reading the table.
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Automatic Cluster Failback feature

We think Informix Cluster should have an automatically failback feature, that could physically priorize our servers (suggesting always that the primary node is in a site, for example).It would be just the same as using a Connection Manager, plus t...
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Do not allocate MGM memory to UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ if index is used for sort

If an UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ is run, Informix will allocate memory for sorts from the memory grant manager (MGM). This happens regardless of whether there is any sorting to do. If a single indexed column is specified in t...
19 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Encrypting and Decrypting Stored Procedures

Would like Informix to have feature of encrypt the source code for a stored procedure and function.
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Under review

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...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

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. ...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 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...
12 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration