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Informix Server

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Support limit (first xx) on delete statements

Currently limiting the number of rows to be deleted like "delete first 500 from " is not supported.Only supported in simple selects.To define which 500 records are deleted, this might be an alternate solution:delete from where ID in (select first ...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Separate user for working with Informix CDC API

Currently the Informix CDC API requires the use of the 'informix' account. We would like the Informix CDC API modified so that it can run in a fully supported fashion as a separate user.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Command to resolve in-place alters

Have a command "UPGRADE_IPA" which can be run against a table/fragment to resolve in-place alters. This should have an online option which utilizes small transactions.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Not under consideration

Add ability to grant 'connect' to database to a role instead of just an individual user

I would like to see the ability to grant 'connect' on the database to a role as you can in Oracle and DB2. It seems counterproductive to ease administration by allowing object grants to a role and then forcing individual grants to connect to the d...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

support of CDC against Informix HDR and RSS instances

Need use the CDC API on RSS instance and see the change of the table into this process during the connexion.
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Allow disabling automatic Next Extent calculations

Informix automatically doubles the Next Extent size for every 16 extents on a table. This action will continue until an extent is large enough to provide at least 10% free space. On very large, slow-growing tables, this can lead to an incredible w...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Informix mapped user authentication with Active Directory

Need a feature from Informix server so that Informix mapped users can also be authenticated by Active Directory. As of now, this feature is not there in Informix.
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Add SSL certs

"Plain text" connections to Informix are only encrypted if using SSL. The manuals and internet only explain "self assigned certification" well enough to implement. To make matters worse the "certs" expire and then you have to wipe everything out, ...
over 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Mark a row as "archived" so it will not show up in regular SELECT (or other SQL) operations

Oracle style Data invisibility (archiving) with In Database Archival. See this article ==> http://www.toadworld.com/platforms/oracle/w/wiki/11420.oracle-12c-data-invisibility-archiving-with-in-database-archival The idea is to mark a row as arch...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Need dead connection timeout parameter

The Cisco Call Manager team was recently testing LOGINTIMEOUT settings under various conditions. This testing led CUCM to ask IBM how to control the time out once the connection has been established but then the target is suddenly no longer reacha...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration