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Informix Server

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online alter fragment

make it possible to run alter fragment online
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

change serial rowid type to serial8 avoiding to reach its limit?

Serial rowids are fields in a table and are assigned to tables created with the WITH ROWID option. serial type has a smaller value scope thn serial 8, it forces customer to re-create the tables when the limit is reached
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Alter table that has foreign keys

Abilit to alter tables with foreig keys when referenced tables are opened.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Perform update statistics based on selected Fragments of a table

This idea is to run update statistics based on selected fragment(s) to refresh table update statistics on latest or selective fragments only. As there are considerable number of fragmented transactional tables are located under current databases t...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Archecker table level restore utility does not compatible of handling Informix engine complex table schema clauses

Individual Table restoration 'archecker' utility only support simple schema definition contents as the schema file. However, Informix engine support complex clauses when setting up a table. E.g. When fragmenting a table based on interval based fra...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

'onstat -g mem' should give a complete picture of all memory usage by an Informix instance

Currently 'onstat -g mem' does not include vp cache information and some other memory structures. Similarly syspools view is missing information too.
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

alter table online when modifying char length without killing the sessions

today my db is accessed through many web server. the main table is frequently modified : char increased and new fields. i had to bounce the engine to remove all the sessions easily.
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Show percentage complete on ontape restore

Would like to see the percentage complete when running a restore with ontape. Currently this is only shown when doing an archive.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow PAM in OleDB clients (for password mode)

Currently OleDB clients can't connect to PAM enabled ports.We recently allowed PAM connections for DRDA connections if in password mode (APAR IC99560). I'd say there is no reason why OleDB wouldn't work for password mode, just like it was implemen...
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Add '#'-sign as comment identifier in dbaccess

To make migration from ISQL sql scripts towards dbaccess scripts easier it would be benificial that dbaccess would support the '#' as comment lidentifier. This identifier is accepted in ISQL and 4GL and it would be great if dbaccess would also sup...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration