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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

Add configurable per session/per PDQ thread log cache similar to Sybase user log cache.

For high volume environments OLTP environments e.g. thousands of sessions and HDR/RSS nodes add a per session/PDQ thread log cache. This is flushed to the physical and logical log buffers either when full or at transaction commit time.
about 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Column encryption, select rows with different passwords without errors

When using char/varchar columns with the option of encryption each user can choose his own password and more worse multiple passwords. All is well in case I read the data without decrypt() then I see the raw data for encrypected data and the re...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

InformixHQ - Backup Sensor

I would kike InformixHQ Backup Sensor notify me whenever Backup Level 0 is greater than 24 (hours). But the Backup Sensor did not work with "hours format", just "timestamp", so It is impossible to know when the backup is older than 24 hours bec...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Create and use a BTS index over a temporary table.

drop table if exists tp01 ;create temp table tp01 ( nome varchar(100) ) with no log ;insert into tp01 select first 1000 tabname from systables ; create index i1_tp01 on tp01( nome bts_varchar_ops) using bts ; select * from tp01 where bts_contains ...
almost 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Optional expiration date for default role

In modern environments with a minimum need of data protection it is mandatory to set an expiration date to user accounts. Informix heavily depends on the user management of the underlying OS. In real life users have access to different database...
about 3 years ago in Informix 1 Future consideration

BAR_RETRY should retry failed dbspace backup instead of complete archive

If you run a whole onbar backup (onbar -b -w -L 0) and have several dbspaces to backup and one dbspace backup failsthe complete archive must be retried. If you run parallel backup (BAR_MAX_BACKUP > 0) you also need to wait untilall dbspaces are...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration


Use case: There is a table called release with a primary key id of type integer and an additional column name (the release name). And further tables (e.g. table_x, table_y, …) with a reference (foreign key) to The working tables are ta...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 2 Future consideration

cleanup of ER structures if ER was not in use prior to utilizing 'cdr migrate server'

If Enterprise Replication did not exist prior to the execution of cdr migrate server, then the utility should as its last step, at user option, dismantle and remove all Enterprise Replication structures in the background that were created to do th...
about 3 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Informix HQ Enhancement

When using out of the box sensors, or creating your own custom sensor, it would be helpful to have the ability to specify a time of day to run the sensor. A real world example. Our software give customers the ability to create their own queries. W...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration