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Specify Parametric Search Criteria in Search

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100183D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 24K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kastelic, JFJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method such that the para- metric search criteria can be specified in a SEARCH command.

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Specify Parametric Search Criteria in Search

       This article describes a method such that the para-
metric search criteria can be specified in a SEARCH command.

      A library user may wish to search for any of the descriptive
information associated with a document.  The descriptive information
can be, for example, the AUTHOR of the document, or the document
state (locked or unlocked, draft or final), the archiving status
(on-line, off-line), etc.

      No mechanism prior to this architecture exists in the Document
Interchange Architecture to provide the syntax, rules and the
encodings for the parametric search criteria.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby a library user can
specify the parametric search criteria which selects document(s) for
inclusion as part of the results of the search by defining the
syntax, rules and encodings of a parametric search criteria, and by
using the WHERE phrase in the SEARCH command.