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Add SQL-statement COMMENT ON as in Oracle or PostgreSQL
For some tables or columns it would be helpful to describe what the table/column is used for since the names are not always self-explanatory. Although COMMENT ON is not part of standard SQL it would be helpful to have such a statement. The DOCUMEN...
Expand DELETE syntax implementing LIMIT clause and maybe also ORDER BY. Delete syntax can be like: DELETE [FROM] tbl_name [WHERE where_condition ] [ORDER BY ...] [LIMIT row_count ] This limit + order by syntax is already implemented in other major...
I was doing DB development in an Ubuntu/Linux enviornment using PERL. PERL has a database abstraction layer called DBI. Supports preparing queries to both MySQL and Informix with no changes. It does rely on a lower layer DB interface driver, for I...
Many times a DBA is called to check upon a slow process. Most of the times those processes are running a slow query.Sometimes it's hard to know if the query is using the best query plan or not. A DBA can reproduce the query, but it it was prepared...
We are trying to increase the usage of SP in our system environment. Migrating business code from 4GL to the database.But this process becomes very painful for our developers since the support for SPL is limited. Mainly the inexistence of a native...
Allow placement of tablespace BYTE and TEXT data in a separate dbspace from the table's base row data.
Allow specifying a normal dbspace for a BYTE or TEXT column to isolate IOs for the blob data from main row data for the table. This would be logged space just like IN TABLE as opposed to IN blobspace blob pages.
When no suitable index is created, the optimizer does an "auto create index" for the query. This proposed index should be printed out to the online.log to help the admin to create the optimized indexes for the queries.
Modernize dbexport/dbimport and control them from HQ
dbexport and dbimport are useful tools, very easy to use and straight forward. but as the database are growing exponentially, the tool is showing its limitations and a workaroud must be generally be applied, which are kind of time consuming to wri...
Within Informix the username is defined as char(32). The Informix feature "Informix trusted context" enable Informix to be used with Federated Authentication, in such cases the impersonated user is identified using an email address. In view of thi...
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