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Informix Server

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Add support for system versioned tables

This feature is about having native support to version data within the table. The application will always be able to access the most current data, however through pseudo columns or via other means older version of the data is available. This featu...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 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 e...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow MAX_PDQPRIORITY to be configurable per user.

We want to Informix to be able to use PDQ but we would not want 3rd party logins to be able to use PDQ and impact processing. The existing onconfig parmeter should be a default is it is not defined for the user.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Certify informix 12.10 on RHEL8

We need to stay with Informix 12 so that our compiled 4GL will continue to work, but we would like to upgrade to RHEL8. Others have done this and it works for them, but my company has to get confirmation that this will be a supported combination f...
6 months 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 wil...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improvement in the check for high serial values

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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Limit open partitions to avoid very large rsam pool

In systems with a lot of tables informix can have a very large rsam pool. This can cause informix to allocate so much memory it starts swapping or in memory limiting versions (like workgroup, express etc.) to even let the engine crash. Sometimes t...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow indexes to be made invisible to queries

When removing unused indexes the first step we want is to be able to make index invisible to queries similar to the Oracle feature. As the index is still being maintained the rollback to make the index visible to queries is quick.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release

Official support for IDS on Rocky Linux

We raised a support case as follows: Following the recent change in status of Centos, we have customers who wish to convert their Informix servers to Rocky Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can you confirm that IBM/HCL would s...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

ADMIN_USER_MODE_WITH_DBSA and ADMIN_MODE_USERS shall be changeable values via onmode -wf/-wm.

The mentioned values shall be online changeable to avoid downtimes of informix. Especially within production landscape it is very important to avoid any unnecessary downtimes.
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration