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# Mass Assignment Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016004D
Original Publication Date: 2002-Jun-15
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-21
Document File: 4 page(s) / 101K

IBM

## Abstract

Disclosed is an algorithm that can be used to perform a mass assignment of values. The inputs into the algorithm are three lists of string values, a string variable and the target list where the output will be placed. The three lists can be of zero length. Legend: BU or B Unit Business Unit List WL or W Location Work Location List Commodity String Variable Params Input Variables Commodity, BU, WL and output container or list GUI Graphical user interface 1 Params

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Mass Assignment Algorithm

Disclosed is an algorithm that can be used to perform a mass assignment of values. The inputs into the algorithm are three lists of string values, a string variable and the target list where the output will be placed. The three lists can be of zero length.

Legend: BU or B Unit - Business Unit List WL or W Location - Work Location List Commodity - String Variable Params - Input Variables Commodity, BU, WL and output container or list GUI - Graphical user interface

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Params

Initialization

Check 1 BU or WL Error Msgexist

Check 2

BU > 0

No

Yes

Exit

No

Check 4

WL >0

Yes

NoError Msg

Yes

B Unit Logic

do: perform BU assignment; ctr++

W Location Loop

do: while Work Locations exist

W Location Logic

do:perform WL assigment;ctr++

check 3

WL = 0

No

Yes

Logic

do: Insert Assignment into Output containe

Figure 1

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Example Pass Through (Pseudo Code Follows)

Initialization

Commodity Loop

do: while Commodities exist

B Unit Loop

do: while BU exist

Params

Q01 11 9999

BU1C 2908

Follow Red Arrow for first pass flow

Follow Purple Arrow for fourth pass fllow

W Location Loop

do: while Work Locations exist

Check 1 BU or WL exist

Follow BlueRed Arrow for second pass fllow

Follow Green Arrow for third pass fllow

No

Yes

Error Msg

Exit

Q01

Yes

Check 2

BU > 0

Check 4

WL >0

Yes

NoError Msg

No

Q01-11; Q01-BU1C

B Unit Logic

do: perform BU assignment; ctr++

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