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Add lock wait time to oncheck

If oncheck encounters a row/table is locked it immeditely returns error:ERROR: Could not obtain lock for <database>:<user>.<table>It would be useful to have an option for user to select lock wait time for example:oncheck -cDI -lw...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Allow indexes to be made invisible to queries

When removing unused indexes the first step we want is to be able to make index invisible to queries similar to the Oracle feature. As the index is still being maintained the rollback to make the index visible to queries is quick.
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Document "autotune" paramerer for cpu and aio in the onconfig.std file.

Its is not easy to find any document that cover all three of 1) AUTO_TUNE 2) VPCLASS cpu,autotune,noage and 3) VPCLASS aio,autotune=1,noage. The onconfig.std file does not even mention "autotune", yet this is the best place to concisely let it b...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration
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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...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Backup Individual database, not entire instance

Need a mechanism, similar to ontape, to backup a live database (as opposed to entire instance), without locking it.
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow DDL changes on a table with full row logging

We want to use CDC to replicate data changes to a different system. We do schema changes once a month, and this complicates things a lot. According to our vendor, this is a limitation for Informix only, other source systems can hande DDL changes t...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve Stored Procedures features

We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow trusted context to accept CIDR notation

Currently the syntax to define a trusted context accepts only IP's . In view that microservices are deployed on Kubernetes infrastructures, the DBA has to add all the IP's of the different subnets. This is both cumbersome and laborious. The propos...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration