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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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A new functionality to build a query in prompted mode RFE 34102

Starting from the table shown on the the left in the workspace area, to give the possibility to select the columns to include in the query using a double click or drag & drop or using a menu from rigth click
over 8 years ago in QMF for z/OS 2 Delivered

Allow Secondary ids to be used with the QMF Governor RFE 34073

Oftentimes, you want to restrict or limit users of a particular application or users in a particular section so they cannot excessively use computer resources through QMF. Currently, the QMF governor can restrict access, but each ...
over 8 years ago in QMF for z/OS 1 Delivered

Ability to VM snapshot an On-Line Informix database

Due to the widespread popularity of vmware, the Informix database should be able to interact with the vmware software to block and take a proper snapshot of the database. This would enable people with vmware to do a snapshot of an Informix databa...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add SQL Function to create MD5 hashes (Oracle has GET_HASH_VALUE function)

Native function to create a MD5 hash from String parameter. Other databases has already this kind of functions: Oracle, MySQL.For compatibility, we can use Oracle name: GET_HASH_VALUE
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

DB2 V10 Change To EXPLAIN(ONLY) Binds/Rebinds

Change EXPLAIN(ONLY) Binds/Rebinds so that an exclusive lock is not taken on the package during the bind/rebind.
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Delivered

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 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

Obtain the query plan of a running query

Many times a DBA is called to check upon a slow process. Most of the times those processes are running a slow query.Sometimes it's hard to know if the query is using the best query plan or not. A DBA can reproduce the query, but it it was prepared...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Upgrade of secondary server without restore from primary

Assuming we're upgrading a sever which is a primary server in a MACH-11 cluster, it should be able to save all the new page images (of changed pages during the conversion) in the file system. Very similar to what we do in the CONVERSION_GUARD feat...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Wildcards feature in DB2 JAVAENV CLASSPATH parameter

Java 6 added a feature where you can use a wildcard(*) to specify a group of JAR files all at once on the CLASSPATH. If using Java version 6 in a DB2 Java stored procedure every JARfile had to be specified in a list of the CLASSPATH parameter in J...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Change DSNARNMG to have a user define task name

Currently there's a hard coded name in module DSNARNMG. That program always tries to start a task called: DB2UDSMD.That is unacceptable for some installations where they have job and task name standards.This RFE is to add a new ZPARM to allow the ...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration