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Implement CREATE OR REPLACE option for triggers/views/synonyms/row types

Since a similar option for stored procedures is available starting with version 14.10 it would be handy if this syntax could also be introduced for triggers, views, synonyms and row types. Currently you first have to drop a trigger/view/synonym or...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add constant to centralized Key of ER Consolidation Model

We want to consolidate the data from our stores to one centralized server, but we can't modify the existing tables. Each store is identical. We need the consolidated model to have an additional value in the unique key of the centralized server of ...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Clone a database

I routinely need to clone a Production database (not the whole instance) onto another instance on another machine. Formerly, I used onunload to do this, and worked like a charm. However, onunload does not work with blobs, and after we incorporated...
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Functionality already exists

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 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Speed option for table repack

Table repack is a powerful feature but can generate a lot of logical logs. When repacking a large table, which may take many hours, the number of logs created can easily overwhelm the log backup processes and/or cause replication lag. Potential c...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert

There should be an option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert. Especially this warning is needed when a string is inserted using the functionality of encyption. If the encrypted string is truncated during insertion, the reco...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

Flag high volatile tables as 'VOLATILE' and access those tables differently than normal tables by the query optimizer

A volatile table is defined as a table whose contents can vary from empty to very large at run time. In other words , statistics data is often out of date and may result in wrong access plans by the optimizer and subsequently may have lock the ent...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

32k pagesize dbspace

Informix has the 16775134 pages limit for one fragment. the rowsize of some user table is very wide. for those tables , if the pagesize is more big, it's small change to reach the limitation.
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

onstat -g ses 0 should be officially documented

onstat -g ses 0 is a useful but undocumented option. It shows all the sessions in one hit, the only part missing from the documented onstat -g ses is the parent program name.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

CREATE MATERIALIZED VIEW

The materialized view functionality will increase the performance.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration