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Informix Server

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Smart Trigger API for Java to monitor smart trigger session changes at the backend DB

The Smart Trigger Java library allows for the use of a detachable session which is assigned a session ID. One can use this session ID to reconnect to an existing session when starting up a Smart Trigger. But, if for some reason this session ID in ...
10 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted

Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

More efficient unique indexes for monotonically increasing keys and constraints

Currently an index on a SERIAL and other monotonically increasing keys only add to the last node in the index causing the node to split into two half filled nodes. Eventually a sufficient number of nodes have so split that the index's search effic...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

enhancements to sysprocedures table and dbschema utility

Currently, there does not appear to be anything in the sysprocedures table to identify which procedures are provided by Informix (system routines) vs those created by users (user routines). The mode column does not appear to address this particula...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

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...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

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.
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Different message when transaction time limit reached

When transaction duration limit is reached the following message occurs in the online log file 08:56:28 sid 11617 - test@server.domain.local - pid 6811 terminated because session transaction duration (60 seconds) has exceeded limit. This session i...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

LDAP Authenication for HQ

Allow the option to use LDAP for HQ Authentication. Build the user name in HQ but allow it to use domain authentication. This would also allow HQ to write backups to mapped drives. See Support Case TS007408895 for further details.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 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.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add columnar indexes to Informix.

Other databases e.g. DB2 have columnar index support builtin, we would like that in Informix as well. use case the same as for DB2.
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration