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Informix Server

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Make onstat -g rss log buffer(s) size configurable.

I have run onstat -g rss log and are seeing 10% cache misses on some systems. I would like the underlying buffer space to be configurable similar to etc. As per our Lab Advocate: From my interpretation of the source the information displayed on th...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Automatic conversion of ifx_loc_t (TEXT/BYTE) to/from ifx_lo_t (CLOB/BLOB)

We have legacy ESQL/C code using ifx_loc_t to handle TEXT/BYTE columns. Customers want now to replace TEXT/BYTE by CLOB/BLOB columns in the database... and we would avoid to touch our ESQL/C code. Informix can support simple type conversion. For e...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

MSG_DATE format should follow $DBDATE if defined

Several customers would like the format of the date written to online.log when we have the MSG_DATE parameter defined/activated to follow the format of DBDATE.Currently it seems to follow the American standard (MONTH / DAY / YEAR2).
almost 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Clone a database

I routinely need to clone a Production database (not the whole instance) onto another instance on another machine. Formerly, I used onunload to do this, and worked like a charm. However, onunload does not work with blobs, and after we incorporated...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Functionality already exists

Option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert

There should be an option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert. Especially this warning is needed when a string is inserted using the functionality of encyption. If the encrypted string is truncated during insertion, the reco...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists


The materialized view functionality will increase the performance.
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Speed option for table repack

Table repack is a powerful feature but can generate a lot of logical logs. When repacking a large table, which may take many hours, the number of logs created can easily overwhelm the log backup processes and/or cause replication lag. Potential c...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

onstat -g ses 0 should be officially documented

onstat -g ses 0 is a useful but undocumented option. It shows all the sessions in one hit, the only part missing from the documented onstat -g ses is the parent program name.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

The function LENGTH () also for BLOBs / CLOBs

Unfortunately, there is no SQL statement that returns the size of the blob. You have to use an external program to get such information. I wish the sql function length() worked for BLOBs/CLOBs.
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration

Defragment for a dbspace

Add at the 'DEFRAGMENT' SQL Api , the option to defragment an entire dbspace. We have set in our environment tables and partitions with historical data, so, they are tables or partitions who have any changes (include/excluded data). Most of...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration