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Search results: Informix

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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...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Support for datetime with timezone

Informix currently lacks an SQL standard datatype to store datetime/timestamp with timezone. This datatype is supported on other databases with different datatypes names: “TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZONE/LOCAL TIME ZONE” in Oracle “TIMESTAMP WITH TIME ZO...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Data Masking in INFORMIX

Our objective is not to see any sensitive data outside the production systems. As an example here is our real requirement. In a PROD environment, we can see the table data as usual . For data protection purposes, the data of the same table needs t...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Official support for IDS on Rocky Linux

We raised a support case as follows: Following the recent change in status of Centos, we have customers who wish to convert their Informix servers to Rocky Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can you confirm that IBM/HCL would s...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Delivered

CM should support majority-vote failover arbitration as an alternative to priority-based

Currently, the Informix Connection Manager handles failover arbitration on the basis of a priority setting in the ${CMCONFIG} file. This has the effect of making a single CM the judge, jury and executioner when it comes to failover events. And it ...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

JDBC driver shouldn't require SSLCONNECTION to be set when SQLHOSTS is used

Currently, the Informix JDBC driver requires SSLCONNECTION=true for connection strings that involve a TLS database listener. But when SQLH_TYPE and SQLH_FILE are set, the sqlhosts file already contains this information in the protocol field; it th...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

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.
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Certification of Informix ESQL/Cobol on RedHat Linux 7.2

ESQL/COBOL has not been updated for many years now, but the OS is getting updates regularly. Need ESQL/COBOL to be certified on RedHat Linux as our applications are migrating to this version on Linux soon. Appreciate if you can expedite the certif...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Planned for future release

Informix pure .NET Core driver

We need pure .NET Core driver. Currently we have to compile our programs with flags for 32 or 64 bit code which is against the idea of .NET Core portability. Also it leads to errors when we sent assemblies to incorrect environment. Driver on Open...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 6 Delivered

Enhance EXPLAIN in order to no longer need Informix server access

Currently Informix EXPLAIN generates a server side file. For developers that are working from remote machines, it becomes problematic to retrieve the explain files when they have restricted access to the Informix Server machine. There are 2 undoc...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Delivered