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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 (

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Allow to set Retention for Informix PSM backup images

Current Informix PSM will keep all backup images (Level 0, physical DBspaces backu, logical logs backup, config files backup) in a specific path in filesystem. PSM yet to have housekeeping tool on these backup images.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Avoid engine crash during page reads after hardware failure

the index was corrupted by a hardware malfunction, it was not corrupted by Informix, so there were very likely index pages that had been zeroed out, or had garbage on them. When engine try to access the corrupted index or data page it crashes de i...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Set DBSPACEDOWN for individual dbspaces

ONDBSPACEDOWN setting in onconfig affects Informix' reaction to any dbspace. However, users may have different needs for separate dbspaces. Some may be critical, others may not.Would be helpful to have the ability to override the instance setting ...
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Request to support Informix C-ISAM 7.25 on AIX7.2

1)Customer application have used Informix C-ISAM for a log time.2)The application renewal project already started.3)Customer required using Informix C-ISAM 7.25 on AIX7.2.4)AIX7.2 was standard OS in this customer about UNIX enviroment.
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Column level encryption, an option to cleanup passwords on certain/all rows for DBSO or Informix

All users which are granted permissions for insert/modify data into tables are also allowed to use their own password for column level data encryption. But not all user are their whole lifetime in the company and move. What happened with their ...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

IBM Data Server .Net Provider Support For Informix Types TEXT, BYTE and BOOLEAN

We are in the process of moving from .Net Framework to .Net Core. We currently use the Informix Client SDK ADO.Net drivers to access Informix databases using ADO.Net. When we tried to migrate to the IBM Data Server Driver (IBM.Data.DB2.dll) we fo...
over 3 years ago in Db2 / Db2 Connect and Drivers 0 Not under consideration

Informix support for Oracle Linux (RHCK)

Request Informix IDS v11 FC9 support for Oracle Linux (Red Hat Compatible Kernel) version 6.5 X86-64 bit.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Support for multiple SBSPACEs for LOBS (IBM Data Server Driver)

Our product uses smart CLOB and BLOB fields. Due to their size, they are split among multiple SBSPACEs. The classic Informix Provider for ADO.NET supports multiple SBSPACEs with methods such as "conn.GetIfxClob(tableName, columnName);". The Data S...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Including Gateway as Default Installation

When installing Cognos Analytics, always require to choose "Optional Gateway" explicitly, and sometimes even selected, it doesn't really install properly. In some case, we may need to install Informix using Easy Install, which is the only way,...
about 4 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Delivered

Optional expiration date for default role

In modern environments with a minimum need of data protection it is mandatory to set an expiration date to user accounts. Informix heavily depends on the user management of the underlying OS. In real life users have access to different database...
over 4 years ago in Informix 1 Not under consideration