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Informix Server

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Create a replicate table between a single instance and the root node of a Sharding

Why is it useful? It is useful because it allows archiving of very large tables. This is useful for achiving of big tables. Addicionally, it allows higher performance to the applications, since the data is distributed in several nodes. Who would b...
6 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

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

Support KAIO in cooked files using 4k formated disk for dbspaces with page size multiple of 4

Currently, filesystem on hard disk with 4k sector size disables usage of KAIO feature. Request is to allow dbspaces with pages multiple of sector size (4k, 8k, 12k and 16k) to be able to use KAIO. For sure, dbspcaces with other page sizes should r...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Allow INSERT to write to external tables

Currently one can only write to an external table by selecting from an existing table. There are many uses for writing to an external table that do not involved writing only the results of a SELECT query. Combined with RFE INFX-I-61, Appendable Ex...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

A tool to copy statistics between environments

A tool to copy statistics between environments, currently this has to be done manually in an unsupported way. This would also allow refreshing statistics on a copy of the environment without needing to refresh the schema e.g . nightly copies. Also...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Make onconfig parameter SSL_KEYSTORE_LABEL dynamically updatable.

Make onconfig parameter SSL_KEYSTORE_LABEL dynamically updatable. The equivalant has already been made dynamically updatable in DB2 - https://www.ibm.com/docs/en/db2/11.5?topic=1152-manageability-enhancements
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Allow more than 50 MB for UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH sort operations

UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH operations that do not use indices for sort are restricted to 50 MB before the system will use temporary space. This limit has remained unchanged for a long time and could be increased quite a lot on a modern system. ...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add option to remove last 20 terminated sessions from onstat outtput

https://community.ibm.com/community/user/hybriddatamanagement/discussion/avoid-to-see-the-last-20-sessions-terminated-in-onstat?ReturnUrl=%2fcommunity%2fuser%2fhybriddatamanagement%2fcommunities%2fcommunity-home%2fdigestviewer%3fcommunitykey%3dcf5...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 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