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Support for ON DELETE SET NULL and ON UPDATE CASCADE clauses in FOREIGN KEY statements

A customer wanted to use a construction like ALTER TABLE detail_table ADD CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (link_column) REFERENCES master_table ON DELETE SET NULL; so that referencing values would be updated to NULL automatically if a parent row was delete...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Onaudit add events at the statement level for object read/write

To efficiently audit table/index access - audit at the statement level.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Backups to use temp dbspaces with most closlely matching page size.

For backups store the before images it temporary dbspaces which most closely match the pagesize of the dbspace being backed up. Presumably this would be more efficent. E.g. If backing up a 16k dbspace prefer putting before images in a 16k,8k or 4k...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Allow temp tables and backup before images to handle temp dbspaces which fill up.

If temporary tables/backup before images are spread across multiple temp dbspaces and one fills then put the data/page into the temp dbspaces which have space.This would stop backups/jobs failing.
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add function of updating chunk path by ontape and onbar

add a new feature/function to onbar & ontape, to allow it to update chunk path. This will be very useful when customers do DB clone/db refresh from a cooked chunk db instance. So after clone/copy, customers just need to update the new chunk pa...
25 days ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Unable to see fully qualified name in a trigger for seme instance

we have created as view using fully qualified name but while getting schema it is not showing complete DB address. scenario is given below. create table test_table ( col1 int, col2 varchar(20),col3 datetime year to second default current year to s...
about 2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Submitted
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Informix should be able to change owner on tables and any other objects

If user=informix creates all database and all tables, then programmer creates table but user=informix cannot change it. Only drop it.
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Restore of chunks of one dbspace in parallel

In a case of an onbar restore and depending on the onconfig configuration of BAR_MAX_RESTORE setting a parallel restore of dbspaces is possible. In the case that one of the dbspaces have lots of chunks, all of these chunks will be restored sequent...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Certify Informix 14.10 on red-hat 7

Our version of Informix will expire before our extended contract for red-hat 7, so we would like to upgrade the database in place to 14.10 from 12.10.fc13. Can you certify that? And give us a download for 14.10 that will not fail if we load it to ...
about 1 month ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

ER should have an option to replicate tables between different databases

Currently there is not an option in ER that would allows us to replicate a table from database A to database B. You must use the same database. There are real life situations where you need to replicate a table to a differente server/instance/data...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted