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Informix 4gl based Datablades

I would like the ability to create database/SPL's using Informix 4GL syntax and features. I know forms and such wouldn't work but I could then leverage legacy into efficient data retrieval processes for for Java and Typescript to access
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Global cursors in SPL

I would like the ability to define a global statement and global cursor that can be shared between routines within a single session. This would allow for modular code and create tremendous increases in performance and memoory usuage
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration
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Obtain the query plan of a running query

Many times a DBA is called to check upon a slow process. Most of the times those processes are running a slow query.Sometimes it's hard to know if the query is using the best query plan or not. A DBA can reproduce the query, but it it was prepared...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

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...
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.

Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

INFORMIX AUTO INDEX

When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
11 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Increase the length of Informix usernames

Within Informix the username is defined as char(32). The Informix feature "Informix trusted context" enable Informix to be used with Federated Authentication, in such cases the impersonated user is identified using an email address. In view of thi...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve L1 backup usability

We would like to use incremental backups with 'onbar'. However this is difficult because we use storagepools and chunks can be added at any time. Once a chunk has been added this forces a L0 backup of at least the dbspace concerned and the root db...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Page limitation for single fragment, to avoid stop the business and recreate the table .

Remove or enlarge the 16,775,134 page limitation per fragment.
over 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration