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Informix Server

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Support for ON UPDATE CASCADE

Use case: There is a table called release with a primary key id of type integer and an additional column name (the release name). And further tables (e.g. table_x, table_y, …) with a reference (foreign key) to release.id. The working tables are ta...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 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

cleanup of ER structures if ER was not in use prior to utilizing 'cdr migrate server'

If Enterprise Replication did not exist prior to the execution of cdr migrate server, then the utility should as its last step, at user option, dismantle and remove all Enterprise Replication structures in the background that were created to do th...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Automatic Statistics table exclusion list

We have a 3 billion row table that we would like to remove from AUS selection and manually run statistics as it is failing due to exhausting the 48Gb of sort disk
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Storing Large Objects in file sytem

Feature similar to Oracle "bfile" data type. Store the large object in file system.
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0

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

byte and text partitioning

Ability to partition byte and text data stored in blobspace. Eg. create table table1 (,,, colx byte in (blobspc1, blobspc2) ) ... This allows the byte/text data to be partitioned across multiple blobspace so that the blobspace size will not be sk...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Improve Stored Procedures features

We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Switching SDS nodes without shutting down mode

Environment OS Version - > SUN SOLARIS 5.11 IDS Version - > 11.70 Two nodes SDS cluster Story : Assume 2 nodes in SDS (Node A - Primary / Node B - Secondary) 01. Assume current primary server (Node A) unavailable due to hardware fa...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Extendable smartblob/blob chunks

Since 11.70 chunks can be made extendable.12.10 introduced the physical log dbspace – which is also extendable.But smartblob/blob chunks cannot be expanded with the sysadmin task:EXECUTE FUNCTION task("modify chunk extend", …)Since Fragment Le...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration