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Foreign keys to use compound indexes

In the below the foreign key does not use the compound index. Another index is created with adds overhead. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 add constraint primary key (t) constraint p1_pk; ...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Foreign keys to be able to use compound indexes.

With the following the existing compound index is not used for the foreign key and another index is required. This adds overhead with additional maintenance. create table p1 (t char(4) not null); create unique index px1 on p1(t); alter table p1 ...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

dynamically allocated 1000000 locks

this message will start to show repeatedly in the online log:dynamically allocated 1000000 locksbut no more info than that - in order to track down the issue, we need to know what session is causing the increase in locks
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Commit Interval for Implicit Transactions

Allow user to set a commit interval in rows or time for SQL statements not contained in an explicit begin work/commit work block.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

UTF8 should be handled in background instead of setting SQL_LOGICAL_CHAR

More and more customers have to include data from all over the world. The solution for this is UTF8, but for now this feature does not work in the background and add space if needed. The feature is implemented using SQL_LOGICAL_CHAR as configurati...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Reclaim free space from chunks

Add a command to reclaim the free space (at the end of the chunk) , reducing the file size. This is very useful for cooked files. Just like SHRINKDATABASE at MS Sql Server, but for chunks....
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Remove limitation on TEXT and CLOB datatype to have the same functionality as LVARCHAR

Remove limitation on TEXT and CLOB datatype to have the same functionality as LVARCHAR.
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Print session info for long transaction in msg log or DUMPDIR

I searched to see if anyone had opened up a RFE for the below and did not find one, if there is one then please disregard. One of our customers has now hardened down security to such a degree that I can no longer connect to the server in which Inf...
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Enable chunk rename during log recovery

Whenever Informix performs a backup of the rootdbs, it automatically backs up Informix critical files (oncfg, onconfig & sqlhosts). When the Informix critical files are restored via "onbar -r -cf only -t <A TIMESTAMP>", it restores the l...
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Throttle writes during chunk creation

When adding chunks to an instance which is using filesystem files there can be a large amount of disk writes in a short period of time to zero out the new chunk which can impact production systems. E.g. Adding a 10GB chunk causes unacceptable clie...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration