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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.
almost 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration

Implement Oracle "Flashback Database and Restore Points"

Implement same functionality as Oracle Flashback Database and Restore Points. There regular procedure to restore data with Informix is to restore either the entire instance or some dbspaces. This procedure can be very long (5 hours+) when high dat...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function for Informix database

Informix does not have a UTC/GMT timestamp conversion function. Requirement :---------------------------------1) Cast function to convert from a particular datetime to UTC datetime based on the current timezone2) Cast function to convert from sysd...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

create indexes for external tables

External tables are a great asset for ETL, and extending a bit the concept, they could be the base for a great ETL client.Often, one external table is the source of several ETL tasks, therefore it must be read sequentially several times, even if t...
over 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under 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

dbschema should always print the content in the same order that two dbschema files are still easily comparable after many changes

Use case: Find the essential dbschema changes between two releases. How can I achieve that? – With a dbschema -d database > filename for each release and compare the files. Problem: For example if functions, procedures or views are dropped an...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

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 ...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

insert into table default values

A number of database vendors offer insert into table values() or insert into tables default values;
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

HQ: Add a 'Hot tables" sub-menu in the Performance tab, same for LOCKS

It would be a good thing to have, in HQ's performance sub-menu, a 'Hot tables' (and indexes) section which can be based on the output of onstat -g ppf. The idea is to have a view on the tables that are more active, and eventually click on one tab...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Require NODEFDAC as a server side general setup

This is a follow up on RFE 34407.The original request was classified as "Delivered" but I'd say that veridict totally misses the point. The answer provided states that we can use informix.rc file to set the variable. That's true for UNIX. But in t...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration