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Only update rows in referenced tables only once per template repair (with p > 0), thus avoid deadlock & LongTX

Product in Use IBM Informix 11.70UC8X6Customer Information Duane GuthrieEmail: Phone: 972-813-5115Sizing info TBDProduct Enhancement Request Abstract Request to only update rows in referenced tables (t1 and t2 here) only once ...
almost 7 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...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Ability to backup/clone a database across the network (redirected restore)(RIMS)

Verizon needs the capability to issue a set write suspend IO command on database. Get the data to another instance at another location and bring it up. Informix has this ability and Verizon likes it. This is called a redirected restore. Verizon's ...
over 7 years ago in Db2 / High Availability and/or Disaster Recovery 1 Not under consideration

Informix Query Engine generates bad query/explain plan

There are situations where two or more columns from the same table are related to each other. For example, product_type and product_code from the products table are related, since only certain product_code values can be associated with a given pro...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration


support team reply this is work as Informix design, but from customer view, they cannot accept. CIB want IBM to review this issue, hope IBM can change the design.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix Multi Instance on zVM

SYSTEM: Informix on zLinux on ZVM 6.1 zLinux 11.2Action: Multi Instance (Residency) performance issues Informix Enterprise server is used for our Electronic Court system at the State of Mississippi. In order to save cost on system resources we dec...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

ODBC driver support for HTML datatype

Extension to the ODBC driver to have support for extended data types such as HTML. This issue is with all platforms and all CSDK versions. However, for your reference, we have tried this on below CSDK and IDS version.Database Version:Informix Vers...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

IWA Fragment Missing

We have the Informix Warehouse Accelerator running on version 11.70FC8 and the accelerator returns zero results if you try to query against a specific fragment that is not loaded into the Accelerator.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

SQLTable() does not like escape sequences in catalog name parameter

My application uses the IBM Informix ODBC driver.Issue with respect to ODBC call SQLTables.As per ODBC specifications for SQLTables, the catalogname can have escape sequences ('\').Say I have a database: db_en. In my call to SQLTables,char dbname[...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Equivalent of DB2 COMM_EXIT functionality

DB2 has integrated Guardium in the server via its COMM_EXIT functionality. Currently there are a lot of issues supporting Informix in Guardium. Some of the issues are correctly ignoring replication traffic, configuring for shared memory connection...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration