IBM Informix support (Custom Connector)

8th April, 2024
Applies to: Dataedo 23.x (current) versions, Article available also for: 24.x

Custom connector for IBM Informix utilizes an ODBC connection for executing custom queries and retrieves metadata using specific queries tailored to this data source.

ODBC Driver

Before importing, using the custom connector requires the installation and configuration of the ODBC driver.

We have tested the import using the official IBM ODBC driver available here Informix Client.

IBM ODBC driver configuration manual: Configuration manual

Connector features

Data Catalog

Dataedo will document following objects from IBM Informix:

  • Tables,
  • Views
  • Procedures,
  • Functions

How to connect

To connect to IBM Informix create new documentation by clicking Add and choosing New connection.

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On the connection screen choose IBM Informix (Local Custom Connector) or IBM Informix (Shared Custom Connector)

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Choose ODBC driver configured earlier

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Click Connect

Connector specification

Imported objects

Object Imported as
Table Table
View View
Function Function
Procedure Procedure

Tables metadata

Metadata Imported as
Name Name
Comment Description
Columns Table columns
   Name Name
   Data type Data type
   Null/Not null Nullable
   Comment Description
Foreign Keys Relationships
   Constraint table FK Table
   Referenced table PK Table
   Name Relationship name
Primary/Unique keys Unique keys
   Name Key name
   Columns Columns
Triggers Triggers
   Definition Script
   Name Name
   Action When

Views metadata

Metadata Imported as
Name Name
Comment Description
Columns View columns
   Name Name
   Data type Data type
   Null/Not null Nullable
   Comment Description

Procedures metadata

Metadata Imported as
Name Name
Comment Description
Parameters Function parameters
   Name Name
   Data type Data type
   Mode Mode

Functions metadata

Metadata Imported as
Name Name
Comment Description
Parameters Function parameters
   Name Name
   Data type Data type
   Mode Mode
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