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Informix Server

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Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.

It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Appendable External Tables

Need an option to open/create an external table that appends to the file(s) defined on the table on insert rather than overwriting the file(s).
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL

For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 4 Future consideration

Allow triggers install/updates without taking an outage for the box

Currently to install new triggers on a table or update triggers on a table requires outage for the box which impacts our end user customer. Our operations are 24X7X365 and don't have any outage window to work with.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists

Allow column ALIAS in HAVING clause

Just recently while working on a customer we were able to speedup a very slow query by using the recently introduced OLAP functions. The query looks like this: SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4, rank() over (partition by col1, col2 order by col4 desc)...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Consolidate free space across entire chunk or dbspace

I suggest a repack-like tool which consolidates free space in an entire chunk or dbspace in order to get few, big enough, free spaces to use efficiently. Being able to do so online and with little blocking is desirable
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Only in-memory Temp table

Temporary table only cached in the memory, it does not to write into the temp dbspace.Requirement from China mobile (CMCC), CMCC use lots of temp table in the following 2 ways:Create temp table ... with no log; select * from tab into temp tabname ...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Free automatically allocated lock memory

Since Lock resource (memory) would be automatically allocated when Informix engine defect that it's not enough. But these memory will be existing forever once allocate, unless restart Informix engine. Could these automatically allocated memory cou...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow "group commit" as other RDBMS

For high use OLTP systems, there can be a lot of I/O pressure on the logical log due to intense rate of logical log buffer flushing (most customer don't ant data loss so they use UNBUFFERED LOG). Setting BUFFERED LOG at session level would hardly ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration