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Informix Server

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Automatic Cluster Failback feature

We think Informix Cluster should have an automatically failback feature, that could physically priorize our servers (suggesting always that the primary node is in a site, for example).It would be just the same as using a Connection Manager, plus t...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

ALTER ROW functionality for TimeSeries

Being able to alter TimeSeries rows is a critical feature for us. We are using a NoSQL option for this reason.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under 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

Set DBSPACEDOWN for individual dbspaces

ONDBSPACEDOWN setting in onconfig affects Informix' reaction to any dbspace. However, users may have different needs for separate dbspaces. Some may be critical, others may not.Would be helpful to have the ability to override the instance setting ...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Ability to VM snapshot an On-Line Informix database

Due to the widespread popularity of vmware, the Informix database should be able to interact with the vmware software to block and take a proper snapshot of the database. This would enable people with vmware to do a snapshot of an Informix databas...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add SQL Function to create MD5 hashes (Oracle has GET_HASH_VALUE function)

Native function to create a MD5 hash from String parameter. Other databases has already this kind of functions: Oracle, MySQL. For compatibility, we can use Oracle name: GET_HASH_VALUE
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert

There should be an option to get a warning if strings are truncated during an insert. Especially this warning is needed when a string is inserted using the functionality of encyption. If the encrypted string is truncated during insertion, the reco...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Functionality already exists
103 VOTE

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...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Upgrade of secondary server without restore from primary

Assuming we're upgrading a sever which is a primary server in a MACH-11 cluster, it should be able to save all the new page images (of changed pages during the conversion) in the file system. Very similar to what we do in the CONVERSION_GUARD feat...
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration