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Appendable External Tables

Need an option to open/create an external table that appends to the file(s) defined on the table on insert rather than overwriting the file(s).
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

allow repack of TBLSpace extents

When a database has been created in a single (not root) dbspace and the dbspace has been greatly expanded with large tables that are subsequently moved to separate dbspace, the chunks used for original dbspace expansion may contain TBLSpace extent...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Enable HDR Secondary to perform archives

Modify HDR code to add a state whereby the secondary server can be allowed to perform ontape and onbar archives. Whether the server can remain in secondary mode or must be changed to an intermediary mode are both acceptable options, as long as the...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow storage expansion and extension during an archive

Need the ability to use onspaces, onparams, & API functions to manage storage allocation while an archive is executing. This is especially true with auto-extension of chunks and auto-expanding dbspaces by adding chunks automatically from the s...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

New feature to have FORCE_DDL_EXEC functionality for all DDL changes

The 12.10 manual states that the FORCE_DDL_EXEC environment variable can be used "to force out other transactions that have opened or have locks on the tables involved in an ALTER FRAGMENT ON TABLE operation". We'd like to see this functionality ...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

extended ESQL/C login structure for solving password length problem

Status:In an application using ESQL/C authentication with instance users, a user can change his password by using sql with a passwort length greater than the 18 character limit imposed by the struct InetLogin (see case TS003855467). After the chan...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

14.10.FC6 multiple page sizes for temp dbspaces - intelligent use based on page size.

Intelligent use of temp dbspaces with multiple pages.
7 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Certification of Informix ESQL/Cobol on RedHat Linux 7.2

ESQL/COBOL has not been updated for many years now, but the OS is getting updates regularly. Need ESQL/COBOL to be certified on RedHat Linux as our applications are migrating to this version on Linux soon. Appreciate if you can expedite the certif...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Planned for future release

Allow External Backup on HDR Secondary

It should be possible to run external backups on HDR Secondary (beneath unbar/ontape backups). Probably the necessary enhancement is just to implement onmode -c block/unblock on HDR secondaries (update reserved pages).
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

IF NOT EXISTS should not be saved as part of stored routine source

When creating a stored procedure or function with the IF NOT EXISTS optional clause included, the option text is currently included in the saved source code for the procedure. This is not true of any other database object created with the IF NOT E...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration