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IF NOT EXISTS should not be saved as part of stored routine source

When creating a stored procedure or function with the IF NOT EXISTS optional clause included, the option text is currently included in the saved source code for the procedure. This is not true of any other database object created with the IF NOT E...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

Add command to move data from a chunk to remove it

Add a command , at onspaces or sql task() , to force free a chunk, moving the data to another chunks with available space at same dbspace.With that will allow to exclude the cleared chunk from the dbspace.
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Increase supported ADMIN_MODE_USERS by moving list from onconfig to table

Parameter ADMIN_MODE_USERS handy during migrations. the ability to make the database available for a subset of users is great for post migration validation. However the length of the field (127 bytes) is a limitation that ends up being somewhat mi...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

14.10.FC6 multiple page sizes for temp dbspaces - intelligent use based on page size.

Intelligent use of temp dbspaces with multiple pages.
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ monitoring of raw disks

At the moment the Informix HQ product tries to monitor the storage using a "df -k" command This will not work though when Informix is running on raw disks.
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow partial indexes in all editions

IDS 14.10 contains this important new feature: https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_14.1.0/com.ibm.sqls.doc/ids_sqs_partial_index.htm "Partial indexes avoid indexing common values. As the query searching for a common value wil...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improve readahead performance statistic reporting

Since the improved readahead code was established, onstat -p and the associated SMI tables no longer report all readahead pages nor all usage of those pages so that it is impossible to monitor the efficiency of readahead and so be able to determin...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Better checkpoint flush statistics

Improve checkpoint flush statistics to show storage performance issues better.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow trusted context to accept CIDR notation

Currently the syntax to define a trusted context accepts only IP's . In view that microservices are deployed on Kubernetes infrastructures, the DBA has to add all the IP's of the different subnets. This is both cumbersome and laborious. The propos...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

use raw table to bulk load/huge files in Informix cluster

raw table load and copy of raw table data availability read only secondary, RSS sec. in a HDR cluster. A big one for us. How do we load billion + row table in a HDR cluster without consuming too many logical logs? Is there a way to load a raw tabl...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration