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LDAP Authenication for HQ

Allow the option to use LDAP for HQ Authentication. Build the user name in HQ but allow it to use domain authentication. This would also allow HQ to write backups to mapped drives. See Support Case TS007408895 for further details.
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Appendable External Tables

Need an option to open/create an external table that appends to the file(s) defined on the table on insert rather than overwriting the file(s).
about 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Ability to sync tables to HDR & RSS secondaries when converting from RAW to STANDARD mode.

It is significantly faster to load a table in TYPE(RAW) mode than TYPE(STANDARD) mode. However, this option is not practical for sites using HDR and/or RSS secondary servers for replication as RAW mode tables do not replicate forcing the site to b...
almost 7 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add onconfig parameter to limit TLS ciphers used.

Add onconfig parameter to limit TLS ciphers used. Perhaps called SSL_CIPHERSPECS Similar to DB2 parameter ssl_cipherspecs
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Under review

Connection Manager should have an option to initiate failover if a shared memory dump is started.

In high transaction environments shared memory dumps could have enough impact they cannot be enabled.The connection manger should be able to detect that an instance is dumped shared memory and be able to initiate failover.
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add bitmap indexes

Add persisted bitmap indexes similar to Oracle. Same use case as for Oracle.
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

CM should report client IP and SLA when errors occur

Our connection managers routinely log failed client attempts to connect via the CM, but when this happens, it doesn't report the client's IP nor does it report the name of the SLA via which it's trying to connect. Both of these would be incredibly...
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 1 Future consideration

4GL Add Line Number to Character to numeric conversion error

Currently 4GL does not report the line number of Character to numeric conversion errors in the error log. By adding the line number pesky conversion problems can be identified and resolved. Currently only the Date, Time, Error Number, and message ...
10 months ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

255 rows/page limit should be addressed

Informix has a rows/page limit of 255 rows/page. Perhaps this was not a problem originally but over time we have seen new features: larger page sizes (up to 16 kB against 2 kB or 4 kB previously, dependent on operating system). compression option....
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Planned for future release

Unload to file should have option that prevents over writing of an existing file

A customer writes some SQL that captures the pre-data to an unload file and then does the updates/deletes etc. If the SQL is successful and inadvertently run again the initial pre-data will be lost.
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 3 Future consideration