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PINNED Enable DVM Studio to be able to quickly capture environment data needed for problem resolution
We are sometimes asked to provide detailed information for a Case we have opened on DVM. Information includes the current build, IN00, trace browse, map definitions and sometimes the underlying data that is causing the issue. If functionality wa...

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Backup from RSS or HDR Secondaries using ontape, onunload, onbar, dbexport

In HDR enviroments, being able to backup or export databases from and HDR, HDR read-only, or an RSS secondary server is critical. Programs like ontape, onunload, dbexport, and onbar generate locks on tables during backups and data-exports. This cr...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

New National Language Support data type with variable size greater then 255 bytes.

The current NVARCHAR data type supports maximum of 255 bytes. In case of use UTF-8 it's not sufficient becuase it means to store about 127 UTF-8 characters.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

SQL-based hint capability

As we all know are not all access paths optimal, sometimes the optimizer makes a wrong assumptions are maybe all necessary stats are not always available. Therefore it would be beneficial to have an SQL-based syntax, e.g. as a common table express...
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Request immediate effect change of DBCREATE_PERMISSION parameter without restarting IDS instance.

I appreciated that security feature DBCREATE_PERMISSION parameter was introduced since IDS 10.00. I would like to request to enhance this feature to be dynamic whereby this parameter can be changed and taking immediate effect online with restartin...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Delivered

Feature request to verify backups in parallel

Hello,The onbar backup verification process runs in serial and takes a long time to complete for large databases (60+ hours to complete for an 800GB database). It would be helpful if the backup verification process could run in parallel, similar ...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

IDAA COUNT(*) overflow SQLCODE difference

Count(*) on a very large table produces different SQLCODE when running on either DB2 or the IDAA : On db2 we get an SQLCODE -802 DSNT408I SQLCODE = -802, ERROR: EXCEPTION ERROR FIXED POINT OVERFLOW HAS OC...
over 7 years ago in Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS 0 Not under consideration

Enable JDBC type 2 driver use of 64-bit memory

DB2 JDBC Type 2 Drivers need to use above the bar storage when running in 64-bit mode, similar to the way that the DB2 JDBC Type-4 Drivers do. We experienced an issue documented in PMR, 82501 082 000, where we ran out of below the bar storage. W...
over 7 years ago in Db2 Connect and DS Driver 0 Future consideration

alter tablespace to convert PBG to PBR online

Changing a PBG-tablespace to a PBR one means dropping and recreating the object, involving a number of related tasks such as UNLOAD, LOAD, CHECK asf.
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

refresh MQT with ur

Up to now a REFRESH MQT with the UR-Option is not possible.
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Function hex2dec

We need a scalar function to convert a hexidecimal value to decimal.
over 7 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration