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Informix Server

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Allow Bufferpool Min_lru_dirty and Max_lru_dirty Threshold values to be altered dynamically

onparams -b can be used to add a new bufferpool and AUTO_LRU_TUNING are available on informix server but first only adds a bufferpool of a new page size and the latter only kicks in if some foreground writes occur on a server which ideally is neve...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Under review

Informix 4gl based Datablades

I would like the ability to create database/SPL's using Informix 4GL syntax and features. I know forms and such wouldn't work but I could then leverage legacy into efficient data retrieval processes for for Java and Typescript to access
23 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Global cursors in SPL

I would like the ability to define a global statement and global cursor that can be shared between routines within a single session. This would allow for modular code and create tremendous increases in performance and memoory usuage
23 days 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 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve L1 backup usability

We would like to use incremental backups with 'onbar'. However this is difficult because we use storagepools and chunks can be added at any time. Once a chunk has been added this forces a L0 backup of at least the dbspace concerned and the root db...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Unload to file should have option that prevents over writing of an existing file

A customer writes some SQL that captures the pre-data to an unload file and then does the updates/deletes etc. If the SQL is successful and inadvertently run again the initial pre-data will be lost.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration

Implement LIMIT clause in DELETE Statement

Expand DELETE syntax implementing LIMIT clause and maybe also ORDER BY. Delete syntax can be like: DELETE [FROM] tbl_name [WHERE where_condition ] [ORDER BY ...] [LIMIT row_count ] This limit + order by syntax is already implemented in other major...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL

For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 Future consideration

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.
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix incremental backups (L1)

Hi, L0 and L1 backups of informix are taking almost same time since it seems that is limited by disk reading performance: we are using IBM spectrum backup to backup. From IFX logs we see that they are using /usr/informix/server12/bin/onbar_d...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review