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Informix

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have NVL() and COALESCE() accept host variables like other DB engines do

See https://urldefense.com/v3/__https://community.ibm.com/community/user/datamanagement/discussion/sql-coalesce-does-not-support-sql-parameters*bm723bd631-c8e5-4c0c-a6ce-a5b977b8d2ae__;Iw!!I_DbfM1H!BBGO-0ceowioxh82YN-AlSZ0PMERaPp_Tm4yoQ_jh6qJaw9xW...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Better tool for performance analysis and tips

Until now, we can use the tool "explain" to have a query plan generated or use "onmode -Y" for the same purpose. Next, we can use onstat indicators or SMI queries to mearure performance. Anyway, this has downsides:- You have to know the query for ...
6 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

More efficient unique indexes for monotonically increasing keys and constraints

Currently an index on a SERIAL and other monotonically increasing keys only add to the last node in the index causing the node to split into two half filled nodes. Eventually a sufficient number of nodes have so split that the index's search effic...
almost 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Not under consideration

Improve Stored Procedures features

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...
about 5 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

A tool to copy statistics between environments

A tool to copy statistics between environments, currently this has to be done manually in an unsupported way. This would also allow refreshing statistics on a copy of the environment without needing to refresh the schema e.g . nightly copies. Also...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Implement LIMIT clause in DELETE Statement

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...
over 2 years ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

For sysprocplan add reason for last change/recompile.

For sysprocplan add reason for last change/recompile. E.g. nidexname dropped, tablename changed version. Indexname changed version. This would help when sysprocplan changes keep being logged.
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Submitted

Add functionality level

Similar to DB2 z/OS Functional Levels and SQL Server Database Compatablity Level add ability to do the same for new features in newer versions of Informix. At least compared to the previous version. This allows more confidence for upgrades. This w...
5 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration

Improve timestamp format in message and backup logs (ISO-8601)

Streaming messages to log ingestion systems, e.g. Elastic Stack, is a useful way of analysing logs and generating notifications when certain messages are seen. Displaying the messages in the right order when daylight saving switches occur is an is...
over 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Support KAIO in cooked files using 4k formated disk for dbspaces with page size multiple of 4

Currently, filesystem on hard disk with 4k sector size disables usage of KAIO feature. Request is to allow dbspaces with pages multiple of sector size (4k, 8k, 12k and 16k) to be able to use KAIO. For sure, dbspcaces with other page sizes should r...
about 1 year ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Not under consideration