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Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add Readonly Database Connection Support

It would be beneficial to have a readonly connection when accessing the database from third party software. Many products provide the ability to connect via JDBC but they also have the ability to make changes. Example LibreOffice Base can be setup...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Release 32-bit version of Informix CSDK v4.50

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.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 5 Not under consideration

Add dbschema to Informix CSDK

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...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Encrypting and Decrypting Stored Procedures

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

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...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add MDC Multidimension Clustering Tables to Informix same as DB2

Add MDC Multidimension Clustering Tables to Informix same as DB2
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Trap and/or Report running sql query on resource overflow

Currently Informix kills the session before being able to report the running sql on a Memory resource overflow. Possibly the engine has a memory leak or query could be causing the problem.
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

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....
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release