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Informix Server

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Allow triggers install/updates without taking an outage for the box

Currently to install new triggers on a table or update triggers on a table requires outage for the box which impacts our end user customer. Our operations are 24X7X365 and don't have any outage window to work with.
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

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...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Functionality already exists

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...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

determine length of data stored in smartblob

Just because data is stored as a smartblob not blob, we have to go to a work around solution to get "LENGTH" of blob stored. By using length(smartblob) the amount of bytes stored in the smartblob should be returned. The LENGTH function works ...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists