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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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IDS 12.10 syspurge enhancement

Description: We are experiencing locking errors during IBM Informix Dynamic Server syspurge causing a failure to complete syspurge specifically with tables using interval fragmentation. We understand that currently IBM cannot guarantee that there...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Encryption for Informix backup.

Informix 12.10 fc8 has file level encryption available in the database. However, from my understanding if you do a backup, this file in not encrypted. Can we have a method to perform a databack that keeps the encryption in the backup data.
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Allow DBA to re-initialize OS process cache created by the resolver routines

This is a follow up of RFE 33797.The original RFE was closed as "Delivered", but I think the analysis was incorrect. The complain is that whenever a OS process calls gethostbyaddr() or equivalent, the OS itself will cache some information about th...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow remote query execution inside a TRUSTED CONTEXT

A customer that has some customized "auditing" built on triggers would like to be able to differentiate the real user behind the application server. In theory they could use SET SESSION AUTHORIZATION to achieve this, either directly or better yet,...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Use FSCR information to ommit empty data pages while performing Table Scan (TBSCAN)

ABSTRACT:Table scan over volatile table with large number of empty pages scans all empty pages instead of using FSCR to find pages to be scanned. VERSION INFORMATION:DB2 9.7.FP5 on Linux / DB2 9.7.FP9a on AIX 7.1 / DB2 10.5.FP4 on Linux TECHNICAL ...
over 6 years ago in Db2 / Tables/Index (Range MQ MDC etc.) 0 Not under consideration

Add BEFORE and/or AFTER clause to ALTER TABLE

For the ALTER TABLE statement, it's relevant to add an "AFTER ..." OR "BEFORE ..." clause specifying where in the table the new column is to be placed. This statement component exists in DB2 for i and in certain other databases (like Informix and ...
over 5 years ago in Db2 / Statements (DDL and DML) 2 Not under consideration

Improve automatic space management

Improve the usability of Automatic Space Management for multi-tiered storage systems.Our system is using backend storage systems where not all disks/LUNs are created with equal speed/bandwidth/latency and other performance factors. Informix storag...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix : Re-introduce the -w parameter for dbschema

Re-introduce the -w parameter for dbschema so a remote dbschema can be done.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Add COALESCE function

Add a COALESCE function to Informix just like DB and many other databases have it.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered