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FDO RFC 25 - King.Informix FDO Provider

This page contains a request for comments document (RFC) for the FDO Open Source project. More FDO RFCs can be found on the RFCs page.

Status

RFC Template Version(1.0)
Submission Date 2008-07-29
Last Modified Jason Birch 2008-07-29
AuthorHaris Kurtagic, Simon Pelicon, Jason Birch
RFC StatusDraft - NOT READY FOR REVIEW
Implementation Statusnot started
Proposed Milestone 3.4.0
Assigned PSC guide(s) Jason
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Overview

The purpose of this RFC is the introduction of a dedicated FDO provider for the Informix Spatial DataBlade Module into the FDO project.

Motivation

Informix is a widely used and database solution for spatial applications, and is a highly desirable format for FDO to support. There is a large amount of corporate data housed in Informix Spatial DataBlade, and this provider will allow FDO-based applications to publish and manage that data.

Proposed Solution

The initial set of functionality for this provider will include

  • Support for all geometries
  • Support for three-dimensionals
  • Support for a large set of spatial and attribute filters
  • Support for select/sqlcommand/insert/update/delete

Specific capabilities include

Connection

  • ThreadCapability: PerConnectionThreaded
  • SpatialContextExtent: Static
  • SupportsLocking: : false
  • SupportsTimeout: : false
  • SupportsTransactions: : false
  • SupportsLongTransactions: : false
  • SupportsSQL: : true
  • SupportsConfiguration: : true

Schema

  • Class
    • FeatureClass
    • Class
  • Data
    • Boolean
    • Byte
    • DateTime
    • Decimal
    • Double
    • Int16
    • Int32
    • Int64
    • Single
    • String
  • SupportsInheritance: false
  • SupportsMultipleSchemas: true
  • SupportsObjectProperties: false
  • SupportsAssociationProperties: false
  • SupportsSchemaOverrides: true
  • SupportsNetworkModel: false
  • SupportsAutoIdGeneration: true
  • SupportsDataStoreScopeUniqueIdGeneration: false
  • SupportedAutoGeneratedTypes
    • Int32
  • SupportsSchemaModification: true

Command

  • SupportedCommands
    • Select
    • SQLCommand
    • DescribeSchema
    • GetSpatialContexts
    • CreateSpatialContext
    • Insert
    • Update
    • Delete
    • ApplySchema
  • SupportsParameters: true
  • SupportsTimeout: false
  • SupportsSelectExpressions: true
  • SupportsSelectFunctions: true
  • SupportsSelectDistinct: true
  • SupportsSelectOrdering: true
  • SupportsSelectGrouping: true

Filter

  • Condition
    • Comparison
    • Like
    • In
    • Null
    • Spatial
  • Spatial
    • Contains
    • Crosses
    • Disjoint
    • Equals
    • Intersects
    • Overlaps
    • Touches
    • Within
    • CoveredBy
    • Inside
    • EnvelopeIntersects
  • SupportsGeodesicDistance: false
  • SupportsNonLiteralGeometricOperations: false

Expression

  • Basic
  • Function

Raster

  • SupportsRaster: false
  • SupportsStitching: false
  • SupportsSubsampling: false

Topology

  • SupportsTopology: false
  • SupportsTopologicalHierarchy: false
  • BreaksCurveCrossingsAutomatically: false
  • ActivatesTopologyByArea: false
  • ConstrainsFeatureMovements: false

Geometry

  • Types
    • Point
    • LineString
    • Polygon
    • MultiPoint
    • MultiLineString
    • MultiPolygon
    • MultiGeometry
    • CurveString
    • CurvePolygon
    • MultiCurveString
    • MultiCurvePolygon
  • Components
    • LinearRing
    • ArcSegment
    • CurveRing
  • Dimensionality: 3

Limitations

Geometry write capability is supported with Informix Client SDK 3.50. version and above.

Implications

This provider does not require any API changes to the FDO core or other providers. It will need to be added to the standard build and test procedures, and the process for acquiring the Informix DLLs will need to be documented.

Test Plan

The FDO Provider for Informix will include unit tests.
Unit tests will be run against runtime configurations where Informix Spatial DataBlade Module is installed.
The King.Informix Provider will be re-tested in AutoCAD Map 2008, AutoCAD Map 2009, MapGuide? OpenSource? 1.2 and MapGuide? OpenSource? 2.0.1

Funding/Resources?

The resources for this provider are being contributed by IBM and SL-King.

References

Spatial DataBlade introduction: http://www-306.ibm.com/software/data/informix/blades/spatial/

Spatial DataBlade manual: http://publib.boulder.ibm.com/infocenter/idshelp/v10/index.jsp?topic=/com.ibm.spatial.doc/spat.htm

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