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Registering DataBlade module... (may take a while).
DataBlade ifxrltree.2.00 was successfully registered in database demo.
Registering DataBlade module... (may take a while).
DataBlade spatial.8.20.UC2 was successfully registered in database demo.
ids10>ids10>bye
Disconnecting...
informix@ibmswg01:~>
In this example, we started by executing the blade manager program. The
prompt indicates with which instance we are working. This example uses the IDS
11 instance. The first command executed is list demo, which looks into the
demo database to see if any DataBlade modules are already installed. The next
command is show modules and provides a list of the DataBlade modules that are
installed in the server under $INFORMIXDIR/extend. The names correspond to
the directory names in the extend directory. The blade manager utility looks into
the directories to make sure they are proper DataBlade directories. This means
that other directories can exist under extend, but are not listed by the show
modules command.
You register a DataBlade with the register command. Upon execution, it looks
for dependencies with other modules and provides the ability to register the
required modules before registering the dependent module. After the work is
done, the bye command terminates blademgr.
That is all there is to registering a DataBlade module. After the DataBlade
module is registered, you can start using it in the specified database.
There is also a graphical user interface version of blade manager available on
Windows.
10.2 Built-in DataBlades
The $INFORMIXDIR/extend directory includes several sub-directories that relate
to managing the registration of DataBlade modules. It also includes the
ifxrltree.2.00 that is used to register the messages related to the R-tree index
interface.
IDS 11.10 currently defines multiple built-in DataBlades. In the following
sections, we describe those built-in DataBlade modules.

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