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Status Future consideration
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Apr 8, 2014

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 semantics while Informix can't yet. This is a problem for us, we need the feature from end to end.
  • Guest
    Aug 7, 2019

    We also use Fourj's Genero and need to use UTF8, the lack of this feature makes that we are considering migrate to another database engine