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Report Writing in an Application Generator

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000047992D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Filip, JA: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Programmer time and effort are significantly reduced by building procedural logic into a generalized application program known as a batch driver. In the past, programmers were required to write procedural code for batch reporting applications, but were able to write brief declarative specifications for on-line transactions implemented with a transaction driver. One solution to this limitation would have been to write a generalized report writer. However, this task requires up to three man years. A better and more economical solution is a small addition, in terms of lines of code, to a batch driver to render both the batch and the on-line transaction drivers capable of interpreting the same brief, declarative specifications.

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Report Writing in an Application Generator

Programmer time and effort are significantly reduced by building procedural logic into a generalized application program known as a batch driver. In the past, programmers were required to write procedural code for batch reporting applications, but were able to write brief declarative specifications for on-line transactions implemented with a transaction driver. One solution to this limitation would have been to write a generalized report writer. However, this task requires up to three man years. A better and more economical solution is a small addition, in terms of lines of code, to a batch driver to render both the batch and the on-line transaction drivers capable of interpreting the same brief, declarative specifications. With such addition, secondary transaction capabilities used in on- line applications are extended to write to a data set, which can be printer output in batch.

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