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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

Informix should be able to change owner on tables and any other objects

If user=informix creates all database and all tables, then programmer creates table but user=informix cannot change it. Only drop it.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Backup Individual database, not entire instance

Need a mechanism, similar to ontape, to backup a live database (as opposed to entire instance), without locking it.
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Need an onmode option to terminate orphaned, tightly coupled global transactions. Onmode -Z does not address this case.

If a Java application that uses tightly coupled global transactions (such as from Geronimo / WebSphere app servers) abnormally terminates, it may leave the global transaction orphaned on the Informix database server.In this case, an onstat -G will...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Ability to re-create views and procedures without dependent objects being dropped

Some objects in a database often depend on other. As an example, if there is a view, another view can be built upon it.Private and public synonyms can be created for those views, and permissions given to various users on those views.If the first v...
over 8 years 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 ...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve Stored Procedures features

We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
over 2 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...
almost 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...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Page limitation for single fragment, to avoid stop the business and recreate the table .

Remove or enlarge the 16,775,134 page limitation per fragment.
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration