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Create a real IDS driver for Tableau

Hi,my customer is a long haul IDS customer who loves it. A few years ago, his team fell in love with Tableau, which resolved many business cases for his company.Unfortunately, after getting more and more demanding with Tableau functionality, and c...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL

For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory.Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMENT...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 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

Solution for Awkward-Looking Queries in Views

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...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
about 1 year 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

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page.Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features:larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system).compression option.Thi...
about 1 year 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.
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Modernize dbexport/dbimport and control them from HQ

dbexport and dbimport are useful tools, very easy to use and straight forward. but as the database are growing exponentially, the tool is showing its limitations and a workaroud must be generally be applied, which are kind of time consuming to wr...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Future consideration

Enhance availability of readahead performance details

With the ubiquity of intelligent storage, the value of readahead in the Informix server is reduced and excessive readahead can be detrimental to performance. However, since the introduction of the AUTO_READAHEAD parameter and the associated change...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration