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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.
Some customers are constrained and need to continue to use Informix 32-bit CSDK drivers. Their applications currently use the Informix 32-bit libraries & there are often build constraints to moving to a 64-bit CSDK.
Provide the DBA with detailed connection information
When a user connects, the information of sysmaster:syssessions, onstat -u, onstat -g ses <session ID> provide information related to username, client hostname, etc. Currently its difficult/laborious to determine the Informix listener used by...
Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines.
There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool.
To work arou...
Allow Informix to accept Non PAM aware clients to connect when using PAM PASSWORD mode
Standard Informix Authentication on unix will perform a getpwnam() call to retrieve the encrypted shadow password from the OS, it will then compare an encrypted version of the password supplied by the client against this, and if they match, authen...
Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
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