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Informix Server

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Allow DDL changes on a table with full row logging

We want to use CDC to replicate data changes to a different system. We do schema changes once a month, and this complicates things a lot. According to our vendor, this is a limitation for Informix only, other source systems can hande DDL changes t...
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

Solution for Awkward-Looking Queries in Views

When we create a view using a sensible-looking query, the database converts it into a version that has lots of extra parentheses and odd-looking table names. Below is an example of one of these converted queries. This is a relatively simple exampl...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix documentation for oncheck command should be crystal clear

Informix documentation for oncheck command does not explain clearly that this command should be run only during a maintenance window or during an off-hours period because the oncheck utility places a shared lock on system catalog tables when the d...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

onbar should be able to restore logs from primary AND HDR RO SECONDARY

... to prevent full backup after HDR primary/secondary switch ! At the moment (Version 12.10.xC14) cold restore after HDR primary/secondary switch is only working if:- both nodes have the same DBSERVERNAME/INFORMIXSERVER set because the namespace ...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

IDS 12.10 syspurge enhancement

Description: We are experiencing locking errors during IBM Informix Dynamic Server syspurge causing a failure to complete syspurge specifically with tables using interval fragmentation. We understand that currently IBM cannot guarantee that there...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow stored procedure conflict resolution on receive-only targets for Enterprise Replication

Currently stored procedure conflict resolution is not allowed on a receive-only participant, but when there are multiple sources and one target, even though the target is receive-only, there can be situations where more advanced logic is needed to...
almost 2 years 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.
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release

Add onconfig parameter to not allow slow alters.

Add an onconfig parameter so that slow alters are not allowed by default. This is to prevent outages for customers from long transaction rollbacks.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Better checkpoint flush statistics

Improve checkpoint flush statistics to show storage performance issues better.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration