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Informix Server

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Increase 128 character limit for ADMIN_MODE_USERS onconfig parameter

ADMIN_MODE_USERS is a useful way of ensuring DBAs and critical monitoring scripts can connect in single user mode. Unfortunately this parameter is limited to 128 characters which is insufficient for the team we have and the three system accounts t...
15 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Internal hash tables - remove limit on amount of data.

As per case TS006348841 currently internal hash tables have a limitation on the amount of data that can be copied into the internal hash table "At the end all the rows/columns must be copied into a hash table. And this is too much data." E.g. A gr...
20 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

allow distributed queries when BLOBs involved

When trying to reference a table which contains a BLOB data type using syntax ddbb@dbservername:table, the following error is returned: error 9270: Type (informix.blob) is unsupported in distributed queries.
20 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

When AUTO_REPREPARE is non zero only have 1 sessions recompile a stored procedure

When AUTO_REPREPARE is non zero only have 1 sessions recompile a stored procedure. Currently with many sessions executing the same stored procedure, the stored procedure can be recompiled by many sessions causing a bottleneck. A new condition is n...
21 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add sql causing change when dictionary entries become dirty.

When onstat -g dic entries become dirty add sql causing this to the onstat -g dic output.This would allow diagnosing issues better. This does not need to be persisted to storage. When sysprocplan entries become invalid this would also allow diagno...
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

For sysprocplan add reason for last change/recompile.

For sysprocplan add reason for last change/recompile. E.g. nidexname dropped, tablename changed version. Indexname changed version. This would help when sysprocplan changes keep being logged.
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

For sysprocplan add ability to view the plan

For sysprocplan add ability to view the plan. This would allow more visibility into how plans change when they do change.
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Add Query Store functionality to Informix and revert to Last Good Plan

Add functionality to Informix similar to SQL Server Query Store. SQL and plans are logged to a system database. Also if a plan gets worse then the server can learn and go back to the previous query plan if still valid. This would be helpful when t...
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add ability to print deadlock information

Add ability to print deadlock infomation to the online.log. This should be possible to enable at the session level so if this is enabled for a session then if the session is involved as part of a deadlock the information will be written to the onl...
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add object names to onstat -k output

Add object names to onstat -k output this should include partition part name where apropriate.
22 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review