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Informix Server

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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; ...
8 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 ...
8 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add ability to disable temp table auditing

Informix row level auditing masks (INRW, DLRW and UPRW) can be used to audit DML operations on application tables. During batch jobs (that use temporary tables extensively) it was noted that Informix is auditing temporary tables unnecessary causin...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future 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...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

For lock spinslocks show if loops are for read or writes

When reviewing onstat -g spi for lock spinlocks e.g. Num Waits Num Loops Avg Loop/Wait Name 433407 127960809035 295243.98 fast mutex, lockhash[712] I would be great to know if this access is for reading or writing so we can determine if this is ap...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

For buffer spinslocks show if loops are for read or writes

When reviewing onstat -g spi for buffer spinlocks e.g. fast mutex, 3:bf[1024] fast mutex, 3:bhash It would be great if we could tell if this is from either: a) Read access i.e. more app caching/better query plans/more data archiving+purgin needed ...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Unable to Remove Previous Informix FC version from Windows Programs and Features

I tried to install the Informix Fix Pack in another folder as instructed by IBM support. However the Informix FC version stays the same and there is a an error or bug in uninstalling the previous Informix FC versions from the Windows Programs and ...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Is a defect

Informix HQ Enhancement

We are checking if we can use Informix HQ for our Production system. We have noticed Informix HQ doesn't have AD integration on it. There's not much auditing /logging on what has changed on the Informix HQ.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Identify User created procedure

As per case opened with IBM 'TS005358731' , currently it is not possible to identify user created function/procedure . so kindly develop a mechanism to identify user and system related function/procedures.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

unable to update an existing column with varchar definition.

a column defined as varchar returns an error "no more extents" when tried to update. Work around is tedious as we need to unload millions of records, then reload it again.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release