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IBM Data and AI Ideas Portal for Customers


This portal is to open public enhancement requests against products and services offered by the IBM Data & AI organization. To view all of your ideas submitted to IBM, create and manage groups of Ideas, or create an idea explicitly set to be either visible by all (public) or visible only to you and IBM (private), use the IBM Unified Ideas Portal (https://ideas.ibm.com).


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Welcome to the IBM Ideas Portal (https://www.ibm.com/ideas) - Use this site to find out additional information and details about the IBM Ideas process and statuses.

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Need an onmode option to terminate orphaned, tightly coupled global transactions. Onmode -Z does not address this case.

If a Java application that uses tightly coupled global transactions (such as from Geronimo / WebSphere app servers) abnormally terminates, it may leave the global transaction orphaned on the Informix database server. In this case, an onstat -G wil...
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

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.
almost 5 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

Add Informix/onbar in the list of VEEAM Enterprise Backup Solution supported platforms

VEEAM is a fast growing Enterprise Backup solution. As of today, Informix is not part of VEEAM's supported DBMS, but should be supported before decision makers choose other DBMS platforms.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Implement Oracle "Flashback Database and Restore Points"

Implement same functionality as Oracle Flashback Database and Restore Points. There regular procedure to restore data with Informix is to restore either the entire instance or some dbspaces. This procedure can be very long (5 hours+) when high dat...
almost 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix ER: Increase maximum allowed replicates

Our customer uses Enterprise Replication with Informix Server, spanning 530 databases, within 60 instances. We use 11.70 GE. We have hit the maximum limitation of 32746 replicates in the ER domain and it's not enough. We even had to decrease count...
about 8 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.
over 10 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add function LISTAGG like DB2 and Oracle

Every query which need to group by and concat few columns is impossible with informix. For example for this SQL : select t.tabname, c.constrname ,k.checktext, k.seqno from sysconstraints c, systables t , outer syschecks k where t.tabname = 'my...
almost 4 years ago in Informix 1 Not under consideration

UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function for Informix database

Informix does not have a UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function. Requirement :---------------------------------1) Cast function to convert from a particular datetime to UTC datetime based on the current timezone2) Cast function to convert from sysd...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

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.
about 9 years ago in Cognos Analytics 0 Not under consideration