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Status Submitted
Workspace Informix
Components Informix Server
Created by Guest
Created on Jun 14, 2024

Get Informix SQLTRACE working with DRDA

Our Informix server is currently being used by clients using the Informix Protocol ("onsoctcp") and the new web clients are using DRDA ("drsoctcp"). When addressing performance issue we extensively use SQLTRACE to pin point "slow" queries.

We are noting that for queries submitted via DRDA, SQLSTRACE is able to capture most of the Informix except the query runtime. This ends up always 0.

Given our bad experiences with the Informix dotNET driver, all our "new" development with dotNET is using the DB2 driver.

Unfortunately this limitation within Informix is hindering our ability to help developers fix "slow" code.

This RFE is about making SQLTRACE working at par with both protocols.

Needed By Yesterday (Let's go already!)