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Support for spatial datatype in Cognos BI

Nowday many companies have location based data stored in the database. The location based data can be a location or area on the field. Many database vendors supports geo spatial datatype and functions like DB2, Informix, Oracle, SQL Server.
over 7 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ: Display kind of DBSpace type

Informix HQ (1.0.0 2019-02-07) has the functionality to display dbspaces (Storage --> Spaces). The Type column shows temporary dbspace, sbspace and dbspace. It does not show e.g. the Physical Log Dbspace. (onsta -d flag P). Furthermore HQ coul...
over 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add ability to disable temp table auditing

Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Use geospatial functions on geodata type without making a SQL Table in Data module

We want to use spatial functions with spatial data type in informix in a datamodule. We have a lot of tables containing a spatial data type. We want it to have it like in framework manager. DEV TS005539448: I got a response from dev team and there...
about 1 year ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Submitted

Support of Informix 14.10 as data source

At the moment, Cognos BI 10.2.2 does not fully support Informix 14.10 as data source, which leads to problems and abortions when running reports: Obviously, Cognos query engine generates SQL code, which cannot be executed within Informix 14.10. Th...
about 3 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Delivered

Support Multitenancy in InformixHQ

Multitenancy is a valuable and often underestimated feature of informix. InformixHQ should be able to work with this feature. Otherwise customers have no comfortable access to this feature. We use this heavily onprem for different important r...
about 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

Separate user for working with Informix CDC API

Currently the Informix CDC API requires the use of the 'informix' account. We would like the Informix CDC API modified so that it can run in a fully supported fashion as a separate user.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration