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Translation of Data from IBM Operating System/2 Extended Edition Database Manager to IBM Bookmaster Tables

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000108493D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Lumsden, MW: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a translator from an Operating System/2* Extended Edition Database Manager's data export format to BookMaster*-tagged text.

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Translation of Data from IBM Operating System/2 Extended Edition Database Manager to IBM Bookmaster Tables

       Disclosed is a translator from an Operating System/2*
Extended Edition Database Manager's data export format to
BookMaster*-tagged text.

      BookMaster is a product for the production of paper documents.
BookManager* BUILD is a product for the production of on-line
documents.  Both products take input in BookMaster-tagged text
format.

      Frequently, it is desired to present data in a document that
has been stored and maintained in an Operating System/2 Extended
Edition DataBase Manager database, but no facility has been available
to support such a presentation.

      Delimited ASCII is one of several de facto standard formats for
data interchange among personal computer spreadsheet and database
programs.  From Operating System/2 Extended Edition Database Manager,
the content of any table or view may be exported to a file in
delimited ASCII format. A small sample of this format is shown below.
"BOARDMCL30","systemComponentState dependency definitions",+0008.0,,
"Y"
"BOARDRWD08",,"systemComponent to IS Level",,"Publishing consistent
w/DIS level,"N"
"BOARDLNH22","BF","person as a manufacturer",+0001.0,,"Y"
"BOARDALAN02",,"All relationships should be objects",,"Major change
in design approach, affecting concepts, reference, tools and
modeling.  Also much research and validation needed.","N"
"BOARD0001","KG","Rename relationship roles to fit descriptive
sentence template",+0003.0,"","Y"
Del2Book is the translation mechanism used.  It is invoked as
follows:
DEL2BOOK <input-file-name> {<output-directory-name>}
<input-...