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Create a cdr client log that logs cdr command start and exit status

Cisco currently uses the CDR_FEATURES LOGCOMMANDS feature and redirects CDR client stderr and stdout to their application log file. The problem is when a CDR command fails due to a client side error, the server message log does not have any indica...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

DSN_PROFILE_TABLE should work corrid/Jobname with IDAA

We like to exclude selectively jobs from runing on the IDAA via DSN_PROFILE_TABLE. Right now you can use AUTHID, PLANNAME, COLLID, PKGNAME, LOCATION but not CORRID (jobname). In our data warehouse application we have many thousend of jobs running ...
over 8 years ago in Db2 Analytics Accelerator for z/OS 0 Not under consideration


CATMAINTs and ENFM REORGs causes major disruption if running alongside current workload. Continuous availabilty requirements means sign-off for planned DB2 outages (version upgrades or catalog reorgs) are very difficult to obtain/justify.
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Planned for future release

Provide table function that collects DSN1COMP data

For sake of brevity, I will confine this request to DB2 index compression analysis, but it also applies to tablespaces. When have more than 100,000 indexes in our various Production DB2 systems. We want to know which of these indexes are the most ...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 2 Not under consideration

I would like to create a "non-inline" SQL function that delivers a result set in DB2 for Z.

I would like to create a "non-inline" SQL function that delivers a result set in DB2 for Z. At the current time, this type of SQL function can be created on a DB2/LUW platform but the DB2/Z platform lacks this function. I look in the DB2/LUW manua...
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 0 Future consideration

Character length semantics instead of byte length semantics

We want to store UTF8 text data into our database but using byte length semantics is counter intuitive on the char and varchar types. We are using Fourj's Genero tool to develop our application and Genero is able to switch to character length sema...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Commit sequence of stored procedure

Change the commit sequence of stored procedures, so all URs are committed in the same order that the stored procedures ended.
over 8 years ago in Db2 for z/OS 1 Not under consideration


When we are in an XA environment, and we execute a query against a synonym for a remote server, we get an error -926. This error does not occur when using local tables. The error also does not occur if using a non-XA connection against the synonym...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Remove CHAR Space Padding In ODBC Driver 4.10

Other drivers (Informix JDBC / Open Link etc) have the ability to automatically TRIM trailing spaces from character fields - we badly need the same feature applied to ODBC. We note that the VARCHAR / NVARCHAR equivalent has just been added to ODBC...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Not under consideration

Allow column ALIAS in HAVING clause

Just recently while working on a customer we were able to speedup a very slow query by using the recently introduced OLAP functions. The query looks like this: SELECT col1, col2, col3, col4, rank() over (partition by col1, col2 order by col4 desc)...
over 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration