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Add ability for 4GL to handle lvarchar columns

Add ability to handle lvarchar columns in 4gl. Currently a program will compile but dumps core when it executes.
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Functionality already exists

SETNET32 automatically maintain the SQLHOSTS file

Behaviour in SDK 4.1Fc1 and TC1 is changed . In previous version of windows SDK connectivity details were taken from registry ( setnet32 updates registry) but in SDK 4.10 Fc1/TC1 there is need to setup sqlhosts file apart from setting setnet32 . W...
about 9 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Supply DBD-Informix Driver for PERL DBI on Linux

I was doing DB development in an Ubuntu/Linux enviornment using PERL. PERL has a database abstraction layer called DBI. Supports preparing queries to both MySQL and Informix with no changes. It does rely on a lower layer DB interface driver, for I...
9 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

CSDK support for static links under the latest GCC releases

Currently the only way to produce a statically linked utility using ESQL/C is to compile and link with a GCC release earlier than 5.5. The latest is v10. Messages look like this: art@Elbereth : ~/GoogleDrive/Latest $ esql -static -o dbstruct dbstr...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 4 Future consideration

Support IDataReader::GetBytes / IfxDataReader::GetBytes for BSON fields

We're using the BSON capabilities of the Informix server in order to store data in a separate BSON colum - like additional information for the data row or optional fields that may vary from row to row (e.g. translations to different languages). Wi...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 3 Future consideration

Informix Enterprise Gateway - add support for Oracle NVARCHAR2 datatype

Need to access a table in Oracle 11g with datatype NVARCHAR2 , but always fail with error : 29050: Error accessing schema information (field number 4 SQL type not recognized.{Sub=0x0430,Ifx=-29044,Obj=TARGE).
over 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Customer requesting JSON data type support in 4GL

Two customer using 4GL as main development system, request support for JSON variables or JSON casting in 4GL for being able to use BSON columns in 4GL.
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Keep ISQL, C4GL, and R4GL installation and run time > compatible with being installed in the same INFORMIXDIR with all > cu

Keep ISQL, C4GL, and R4GL installation and run time > compatible with being installed in the same INFORMIXDIR with all > currently supported Informix Dynamic Server database server software and CSDK releases Changing this functionality will ...
over 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Not under consideration

Informix HTML datatype support across distributed queries

The type of HTML is not widely supported by other APIs other than WebDatablade. Therefore, when a query is made within a distributed query system, where user is inside database db1, and query with html column is made for database db2, below error ...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

support for EF for ODBC driver

Currently Entity Framework is supported only by DRDA driver. It is not possible to switch ODBC applications to native DRDA applications. Rather existing applications will remain as ODBC. Despite of this it would be good to have EF - it simplifies ...
about 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration