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Informix HQ Enhancement

We are checking if we can use Informix HQ for our Production system. We have noticed Informix HQ doesn't have AD integration on it. There's not much auditing /logging on what has changed on the Informix HQ.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Connection pooling should not lock databases if all connections are closed

In case connection pooling is enabled in the driver (no matter if using ODBC, .NET Provider or the .NET Core provider), the driver keeps connections from the pool open to the database server in order for a faster reconnect in the applications. Any...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration

Identify User created procedure

As per case opened with IBM 'TS005358731' , currently it is not possible to identify user created function/procedure . so kindly develop a mechanism to identify user and system related function/procedures.
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix auditing (onaudit) should be able to record feprogram with the "start session" event

In 11.70 (or earlier) IBM enhanced the client tools and server so that a string for the "front end program" is sent to the server. This can be seen in the syssessions table if a compatible Client SDK or IConnect is used. It would be very useful fo...
almost 8 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Extend currently allow maximum ER replicate count from 65,536 to 262,144 max limit.

We are an ERP based vendor and we maintain more than 2,500 tables per single database. Some of our bigger costomers maintain around 100 such required databases for various activities. We are planning to migrate/upgrade our customer servers with ne...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

rsccompdict table shrink

When using compression in informix products, a special rsccompdict table is created to store dictionaries.This table can be a big one and it is stored at dbspace level.When you drop some databases, tables, purge dictionaries, this table can be emp...
about 4 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Shorten the time spent by "onstat -z" when zeroing internal structures

As was diagnosed in ticket TS002495910, in customer's system "onstat -z" processing is causing about 1 second "block" every 5 minutes for all threads, that needed to acquire the global mutex. This causes problems in customer's system (one of the l...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

create a foreign key allowing one to one tables relationships

Our Primary Key and Foreign key constraints always have allowed creaing and ensuring '1 to many' table relationships. After researching, there is no direct way to implement such a case with Informix. The only safe way is to create a primary key on...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Support query parameters in projection clause

See: This works with DB2 according to IBM support staff.
almost 3 years ago in Informix 0 Future consideration

Informix ESQL/C ifx_var_getdata() should do charset conversion when binding with CLVCHARPTRTYPE

Environment: Linux Debian 10.7 or Windows 10 Informix server: IDS-14.10.FC5 Informix client: CSDK 4.50.FC5 With the DB in UTF-8 (DB_LOCALE = en_us.utf8) and client app in another character encoding (CLIENT_LOCALE=en_us.8859-15): When fetching an L...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Client Products 0 Future consideration