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Informix Server

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Official support for IDS on Alma Linux

Following the recent change in status of Centos, some customers may wish to convert their Informix servers to Alma Linux soon. This will be for both IDS 12.10 and 14.10. Can IBM/HCL certify this platform.
about 19 hours ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Support KAIO in cooked files using 4k formated disk for dbspaces with page size multiple of 4

Currently, filesystem on hard disk with 4k sector size disables usage of KAIO feature. Request is to allow dbspaces with pages multiple of sector size (4k, 8k, 12k and 16k) to be able to use KAIO. For sure, dbspcaces with other page sizes should r...
2 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

A tool to copy statistics between environments

A tool to copy statistics between environments, currently this has to be done manually in an unsupported way. This would also allow refreshing statistics on a copy of the environment without needing to refresh the schema e.g . nightly copies. Also...
23 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Allow INSERT to write to external tables

Currently one can only write to an external table by selecting from an existing table. There are many uses for writing to an external table that do not involved writing only the results of a SELECT query. Combined with RFE INFX-I-61, Appendable Ex...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Trap and/or Report running sql query on resource overflow

Currently Informix kills the session before being able to report the running sql on a Memory resource overflow. Possibly the engine has a memory leak or query could be causing the problem.
17 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ should favour use of indices for sort when more than one column is specified

Currently (in my testing) any UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ specifying more than one column will not use indices for sort and will instead scan the table, write to temporary files and sort. This is true even when all columns spe...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Sort data calculations should not be used to determine number of passes for UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statements where an index is used, fix misleading explain output

UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH can be used with an explain option. The explain file always shows a sort data calculation which then determines the number of table scans (passes) the database engine will undertake. These are calculated before any de...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Do not allocate MGM memory to UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH with PDQ if index is used for sort

If an UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH statement with PDQ is run, Informix will allocate memory for sorts from the memory grant manager (MGM). This happens regardless of whether there is any sorting to do. If a single indexed column is specified in t...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Avoid UPDATE STATISTICS [LOW] sampling failures due to data skew

If onconfig parameter USTLOW_SAMPLE is set, sampling will be used for all UPDATE STATISTICS LOW commands. On some tables this will always or nearly always fail due to data skew, printing a message like: Warning: update statistics low using samplin...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Allow more than 50 MB for UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH sort operations

UPDATE STATISTICS MEDIUM/HIGH operations that do not use indices for sort are restricted to 50 MB before the system will use temporary space. This limit has remained unchanged for a long time and could be increased quite a lot on a modern system. ...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted