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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.
20 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Certify Informix 4GL 7.51.FC2 on RHEL 8

https://www.ibm.com/support/pages/informix-4gl-system-requirements per this web page, there are no versions of informix 4GL certified on RHEL8. Can you update this with RHEL8 information? In particular, we need 7.51.FC2 certified so that we can up...
12 days ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 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.
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Informix should be able to change owner on tables and any other objects

If user=informix creates all database and all tables, then programmer creates table but user=informix cannot change it. Only drop it.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Do not allocate MGM memory to UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ if index is used for sort

If an UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ is run, Informix will allocate memory for sorts from the memory grant manager (MGM). This happens regardless of whether there is any sorting to do. If a single indexed column is specified in t...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Official support for IDS on Alma Linux

Following the recent change in status of Centos, some customers may wish to convert their Informix servers to Alma Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can IBM/HCL certify this platform.
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered
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Backup from RSS or HDR Secondaries using ontape, onunload, onbar, dbexport

In HDR enviroments, being able to backup or export databases from and HDR, HDR read-only, or an RSS secondary server is critical. Programs like ontape, onunload, dbexport, and onbar generate locks on tables during backups and data-exports. This cr...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

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...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted