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Allow trusted context to accept CIDR notation

Currently the syntax to define a trusted context accepts only IP's . In view that microservices are deployed on Kubernetes infrastructures, the DBA has to add all the IP's of the different subnets. This is both cumbersome and laborious. The propos...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Add support for system versioned tables

This feature is about having native support to version data within the table. The application will always be able to access the most current data, however through pseudo columns or via other means older version of the data is available. This feat...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

INFORMIX AUTO INDEX

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.
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Document "autotune" paramerer for cpu and aio in the onconfig.std file.

Its is not easy to find any document that cover all three of 1) AUTO_TUNE 2) VPCLASS cpu,autotune,noage and 3) VPCLASS aio,autotune=1,noage. The onconfig.std file does not even mention "autotune", yet this is the best place to concisely let it b...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future 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 m...
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration

Allow MAX_PDQPRIORITY to be configurable per user.

We want to Informix to be able to use PDQ but we would not want 3rd party logins to be able to use PDQ and impact processing. The existing onconfig parmeter should be a default is it is not defined for the user.
2 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Implement CREATE OR REPLACE option for triggers/views/synonyms/row types

Since a similar option for stored procedures is available starting with version 14.10 it would be handy if this syntax could also be introduced for triggers, views, synonyms and row types.Currently you first have to drop a trigger/view/synonym or ...
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Allow indexes to be made invisible to queries

When removing unused indexes the first step we want is to be able to make index invisible to queries similar to the Oracle feature. As the index is still being maintained the rollback to make the index visible to queries is quick.
3 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Convert Log "Raw" data into SQL Statements

archecker and onlog should be able to output analyzed onlog raw information and convert it to SQL Statements
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 0 Future consideration

Backup on RSS - option to allow with raw tables.

The new 14.10.FC6 feature to be able to run backups on an RSS node would be useful to reduce load on the Primary.We would like an onconfig parameter to allow backups on the RSS even when there are raw tables.We would expect the raw tables to have ...
4 months ago in Informix / Informix Server 1 Future consideration