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And just as addition - as BSON/JSON is not officially supported by the driver, some functions may result in nasty behaviour (see TS004878521) by either not returning the correct result or throwing an exception:
GetValue returning the BSON binary data as string representation but omitting tailing NULL bytes if there are multiple of them
IsDbNull leading to GetBytes not returning any data (but throwing an exception) due to a possible internal buffer issue
This leads to either the DB server having to perform the BSON to JSON conversion (with all the involved problems like length restrictions to the returned LVARCHAR representation) or to nasty exception handling in order to perform the Binary read (GetBytes + Try-Catch for the "Invalid Cast" in case of a NULL value)...
Despite my last comment, it seems that some of the functions (like the GetBytes one) already support the BSON data type, whereas others (like the IsDbNull function) does not. In general, the .NET Core driver has no official support right now for the BSON datatype - therefore it would be nice if this feature (as BSON itself is supported for many years by Informix) would be implemented into the .NET Core driver as soon as possible.
It seems as if the functionality is undocumented but already implemented in the current 4.50FC5 version of the Informix.Net.Core driver.