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Some customers are constrained and need to continue to use Informix 32-bit CSDK drivers. Their applications currently use the Informix 32-bit libraries & there are often build constraints to moving to a 64-bit CSDK.
Developers have the Informix Client SDK installed on their workstations / application development machines.
There is the need to be able to dump the Informix databases schemas definitions, but the SDK does not provide any such tool.
To work arou...
Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.
It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
I'm trying to check if a serial value has reached its upper limit. I noticed the following unpleasant behaviour. In the sysmaster tables sysptnhdr and sysactptnhdr the currently used serial values are in three fields for the datatypes serial, seri...
Currently the syntax to define a trusted context accepts only IP's . In view that microservices are deployed on Kubernetes infrastructures, the DBA has to add all the IP's of the different subnets. This is both cumbersome and laborious. The propos...
Full HDR switch between primary and secondary with a single command and without any downtime
We have 2 servers with 2 HDR instances each.
For each cluster we have also 2 connection manager each.
On server one there is the primary of cluster 1 and the secondary of cluster 2
On server two there is the primary of cluster 2 and the sec...
Document "autotune" paramerer for cpu and aio in the onconfig.std file.
Its is not easy to find any document that cover all three of 1) AUTO_TUNE 2) VPCLASS cpu,autotune,noage and 3) VPCLASS aio,autotune=1,noage. The onconfig.std file does not even mention "autotune", yet this is the best place to concisely let it b...
Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear
Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the ...
When we create a view using a sensible-looking query, the database converts it into a version that has lots of extra parentheses and odd-looking table names. Below is an example of one of these converted queries. This is a relatively simple exampl...
Increase supported ADMIN_MODE_USERS by moving list from onconfig to table
Parameter ADMIN_MODE_USERS handy during migrations. the ability to make the database available for a subset of users is great for post migration validation. However the length of the field (127 bytes) is a limitation that ends up being somewhat mi...
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