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IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

  • 1.  IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Tue August 11, 2020 07:26 PM
    IDS 12.10.FC14
    Solaris 10 1/13

    We just upgraded to 12.10.FC14 from 12.10.FC12.  We'd like to use InformixHQ, which became available in 12.10.FC13, I think.

    The Informix documentation on this page:
    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_12.1.0/com.ibm.sa.doc/sa.htm
    has a link to InformixHQ documentation.

    But, this page is like all the others that I have found (for example, the "What's New" page, which also has a link to the "InformixHQ Guide").   All links to InformixHQ documentation I have found so far are broken.

    I do see that there is InformixHQ documentation in the 14.10 documentation, but I also see (from the "What's New" section that there is substantial difference between the InformixHQ in 12.10.FC14 and that in 14.10.

    As requested on the page that the broken links open, I have sent an informative email to IBM at the address supplied.

    Pending a fix by IBM, does anyone know if it is possible to view the InformixHQ documentation from the 12.10.FC14 release?

    Thank you.

    DG

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    David Grove
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  • 2.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Tue August 11, 2020 08:07 PM
    I think I have found the answer.

    HCL appears to have the documentation for 12.10 InformixHQ.

    https://informix.hcldoc.com/12.10/help/index.jsp

    DG

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    David Grove
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  • 3.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Wed August 12, 2020 01:25 PM
    Thant's good news, David.

    Now howzabout the 14.x documentation - the manuals and guides.  I thought I had found them as web pages only but I can't find them again.

    -- Jacob S.

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    Jacob Salomon
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    Nobody goes there anymore, it's too crowded.  --Attr: Yogi Berra
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  • 4.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Wed August 12, 2020 01:41 PM
    There are no v14.10 PDF docs or printed docs, only online. The link is:

    https://www.ibm.com/support/knowledgecenter/SSGU8G_14.1.0/com.ibm.welcome.doc/welcome.htm

    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management


    Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that my own opinions are my own opinions and do not reflect on the IIUG, nor any other organization with which I am associated either explicitly, implicitly, or by inference.  Neither do those opinions reflect those of other individuals affiliated with any entity with which I am affiliated nor those of the entities themselves.








  • 5.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Thu August 13, 2020 12:16 PM
    Thanks, Art.

    I've saved the link in my e-books folder.

    +----- Jacob Salomon -- jakesalomon@yahoo.com -------------------------+
    | The first lesson of economics is scarcity: there is never enough of  |
    | anything to fully satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of |
    | politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.              |
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  • 6.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Tue August 11, 2020 08:33 PM
    The InformixHQ for v14.10 was coded to work with v12.10 as well, so all you have to do is to download one of the free v14.10 Editions (Developer or Innovator-C) and install Informix HQ from there in a separate directory. It will work just fine, has new features not in the v12.10 Informix HQ, and you can get the docs for it to boot!

    Art

    Art S. Kagel, President and Principal Consultant
    ASK Database Management


    Disclaimer: Please keep in mind that my own opinions are my own opinions and do not reflect on the IIUG, nor any other organization with which I am associated either explicitly, implicitly, or by inference.  Neither do those opinions reflect those of other individuals affiliated with any entity with which I am affiliated nor those of the entities themselves.








  • 7.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Tue August 11, 2020 10:11 PM
    Thank you, Art.

    While I was walking home, I wondered about that.  Thought that, well, there's an agent and a server.  The server must just be querying the engine, so why wouldn't 14.10 InformixHQ work with 12.10 (since the doc I have managed to find indicates that 12.10.FC<something-or-other> and later are "good to go" with InformixHQ).

    Figured unless there is something specific or major in a later fix pack that a particular (new) feature of InformixHQ requires, it should all be good.

    Thanks.

    DG

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    David Grove
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  • 8.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Fri August 14, 2020 07:49 PM
    Might anyone know whether/how I might be able to dig out HQ from the (unzipped) 14.10.FC4W1 install package?

    I can't just run the installer and get it, because the installer won't run under Solaris 10.

    Looks like there are some new goodies in the HQ in 14.10.FC4W1.  If it isn't feasible to snag HQ from the unzipped install files, I can get the version from 14.10.FC3 because it does run under Solaris 10.  But, you know, nice to have the latest and greatest admin tool.

    Thank you for any comments.

    DG

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    David Grove
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  • 9.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted Mon August 17, 2020 01:01 AM
    You can download developer ed for any other platform, install it, sand there it is. 
    HTH
    Hrvoje

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    Hrvoje Zokovic
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  • 10.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted 2 hours ago
    Thanks Art
    so if we use a developper edition 14.x on a a machine named M1, and want to administer a 12.x instances on other servers (let's say S1, S2..SN), what HQ agent version do we need on these servers, 12.x or 14.x .?

    Regards

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    John Smith
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  • 11.  RE: IBM links to InformixHQ documentation are broken

    Posted 2 hours ago
    I would say either should work fine. But maybe someone from HCL can pipe in?

    Art