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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...
Allow renaming a database when BTS Index is defined
When renaming a database that has a BTS (Basic Text Search) index defined, it fails with error -9874. In the documentation it reads: [...] The RENAME DATABASE statement fails with error -9874, however, if the specified database contains any of the...
Ability to rotate encryption at rest keys on the Engine
Corporate security has requested us to change the EAR keys on demand as they see having the same key as a security risk. We would like to see a feature to change the .sth and .p12 files in an easier manner.
SSO (Single Sign-On) for ODBC connections via ActiveDirectory authentication
The current configuration of a SSO (Single Sign-On) authentication for a Windows workstation is based on GSSCSM, for which support will be discontinued in future Informix releases and is very complex and error-prone. Alternatively, ODBC connection...
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...
Fixing IPA in a 15TB OLTP database or large database
We have a 15 TB size oltp db running in 12.10.FC12. We want to fix the data with pending IPA,however, we cannot use the traditional way due to : - we cannot put the DB offline for hours to fix the data with pending IPA and it will be between 5 to ...
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...
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...
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