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Implement LIMIT clause in DELETE Statement

Expand DELETE syntax implementing LIMIT clause and maybe also ORDER BY. Delete syntax can be like: DELETE [FROM] tbl_name [WHERE where_condition ] [ORDER BY ...] [LIMIT row_count ] This limit + order by syntax is already implemented in other major...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow the specification of the isolation mode at the statement level

The programmer should be able to specify the isolation mode (committed read, dirty read, serializable etc.) at the statement level.I don't have a definitive idea on how to specify this in terms of syntax. It could be in a "clean" way like: SELECT ...
almost 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

insert into table default values

A number of database vendors offer insert into table values() or insert into tables default values;
about 6 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Feature request to verify backups in parallel

Hello, The onbar backup verification process runs in serial and takes a long time to complete for large databases (60+ hours to complete for an 800GB database). It would be helpful if the backup verification process could run in parallel, similar ...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Planned for future release

Commit Interval for Implicit Transactions

Allow user to set a commit interval in rows or time for SQL statements not contained in an explicit begin work/commit work block.
over 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future 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

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.
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Improvement in the check for high serial values

I'm trying to check if a serial value has reached its upper limit. I noticed the following unpleasant behaviour. In the sysmaster tables sysptnhdr and sysactptnhdr the currently used serial values are in three fields for the datatypes serial, seri...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

onstat -g ses 0 should be officially documented

onstat -g ses 0 is a useful but undocumented option. It shows all the sessions in one hit, the only part missing from the documented onstat -g ses is the parent program name.
almost 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

create indexes for external tables

External tables are a great asset for ETL, and extending a bit the concept, they could be the base for a great ETL client.Often, one external table is the source of several ETL tasks, therefore it must be read sequentially several times, even if t...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration