Archive - 2007


December 24th

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Happy holidays

Hopefully most of the readers will be enjoying these holidays with their families and friends, so I'd just like to send you all my votes for an Happy Christmas and a great 2008!

I have the feeling that 2008 will be a great year for all people involved with IBM Informix. 2007 was a remarkable step in the right direction, and we should see more in the next year.

I'll just leave here a few notes, but none of this is new stuff:

  • Eric Herbert is doing an impressive job with IDS developer edition Wiki

December 11th

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cdr check correction


to the cdr check
Document in Developers Works

November 21st

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Identifying the Server Type

Identifying the Server Type

Identifying the Server type

With introduction of SDS and RSS, one can have a complex topology of IDS cluster. The DBA's scripts as well as applications need find out whether the server is stand-alone, Primary or Secondary. That makes it important to understand the programmatic interfaces available to find type of server being accessed.

Following are the ways to check the type of the server :

Administrative Utilities

November 16th

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It sometimes happens that quite useful fixes and enhancements make it into a release but remain little-known. A few such fixes and enhancements made it into the 11.10xC2 server; together, these enhancements make the management of the CDR_QDATA_SBSPACE configuration and of DDRBLOCK mode much easier and more tenable than in the past.

November 12th

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An Always-On HDR

An Always-On HDR

An Always-On HDR

November 9th

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Catching and Cleaning

Catching and Cleaning a Grouper

Getting Info about the Grouper

Now that we know about the grouper in general, let's look at how we can get specific information about what it's doing.

November 7th

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IDS 11 Developer Edition: Available

IDS 11 Developer Edition is already available for download from:

Choose "Informix Dynamic Server Enterprise Edition Trials" and then choose the right download for your needs.
This version has no time limit. Only a few restrictions like maximum storage, memory and sessions. At the time of writing the file sizes are wrong (expressed in KB and not in MB) and there are possibly a few ports still unavailable.


November 6th

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Fishing Arround



Grouper Threads

Phases of the
Grouper Evaluator

November 3rd

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Evento com Informix 11: 14 de Novembro no IBM Forum Lisboa

As you may have noticed in the post title, this article will not be written in English due to it's local nature. It's about an IDS 11 event that IBM will promote in Lisbon.

A IBM Portugal está a organizar um evento sobre Information Management a realizar no próximo dia 14 de Novembro no IBM Forum Lisboa. Este evento contará entre outras sessões com uma inteiramente dedicada à versão 11 do IBM Informix Dynamic Server lançado (como 'Cheetah') em Julho passado.

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New Informix related software

IBM took the opportunity of having lots of customers and partners in the Information On Demand (IOD) conference in Las Vegas to make some important software announcements related to Informix:

  • IDS 11 Developer Edition
    This will be an IDS release, oriented for software developers and with a few limitations.