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Informix Solution Portal

I was doing a search for some information on the web when I hit the following page:

http://www.ibm.com/developerworks/wikis/display/im/Informix+Solution+Por...

This is the Informix Solution Portal. It includes links to:

  • Informix business partner directory
  • Informix solution directory
  • Informix consultant services
  • Informix OEM distributers
  • It also includes information on the IDS business partner program and a link with information on how to join the solution portal.

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    Upgrading to 11.50 on Windows

    There is an article here about upgrading from earlier versions to 11.50. Unfortunately, it seems that upgrading 11.10 to 11.50 specifically is not straightforward on Windows.

    I understand that this is "enjoying urgent attention" for the 11.50.xC4 release.

    swheeler's picture

    Upgrading to 11.50 on Windows

    There is an article here about upgrading from earlier versions to 11.50. Unfortunately, it seems that upgrading 11.10 to 11.50 specifically is not straightforward on Windows.

    I understand that this is "enjoying urgent attention" for the 11.50.xC4 release.

    swheeler's picture

    Quick online access to "finderr"

    Informix has a very nice utility called "finderr" that takes an SQL error code and returns a meaningful message describing the problem. oninit have made a nice online utility available on their website, making it easy to access "finderr" messages using your PDA or smartphone.

    Simply go to www.oninit.com/&LT error number &GT where the error number is the positive number. So for example, for error -201, you would go to www.oninit.com/201, which returns:

    201 A syntax error has occurred.

    swheeler's picture

    Quick online access to "finderr"

    Informix has a very nice utility called "finderr" that takes an SQL error code and returns a meaningful message describing the problem. oninit have made a nice online utility available on their website, making it easy to access "finderr" messages using your PDA or smartphone.

    Simply go to www.oninit.com/&LT error number &GT where the error number is the positive number.

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    IOD Report: conclusion

    IOD 2008 is now over. as I mentioned in my blog during the conference, there was a lot of interesting content. And that was just in the Informix track. Many other sessions in other tracks are relevant to Informix since we can use Informix with the other Information management products. Now, if I only had the time to go over all the sessions to see what's interesting...

    Overall, this was a great conference to attend for the sessions and for the interactions with customers, partners, and IBMers.

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    IOD 2008 Conference report

    Waiting at McCarran airport in a contemplative frame of mind for a flight back to Portland afforded some time to reflect on the recently completed IOD 2008 conference..



    Sadly I did not get to attend as many talks or keynotes as I would have liked to this week, having had multifarious
    activities to work on or prepare for every day, but the main themes of the
    conference for me were...




    Virtualization and Virtual Worlds



    We announced the IDS 11.50 Developer Edi

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    New Features in IDS 11.50.xC3

    Fernando Nunes has a summary of new features at his blog. Some cool stuff I like the sound of:

    swheeler's picture

    New Features in IDS 11.50.xC3

    Fernando Nunes has a summary of new features at his blog. Some cool stuff I like the sound of:

    • Implementation of SAVEPOINTsSAVEPOINTS are an SQL standard that allows the programmer to establish some points after the begin of a transaction to where he can ROLLBACK. Imagine that you're running a batch file, processing several customers in a FOREACH cycle. You may want to do all the customers as a unit, so you would COMMIT at the end.


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    IOD report #5

    Thursday was a busy day for me. I was giving two presentations. One on Java best practice with IDS and another one about the Retail Integration Framework with WebSphere Remote Server. I also had one hour scheduled for "meet the expert".