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Quick Keyed Data Base From a Flat File Within the Intersite Line COM Parison System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122170D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Dauerer, NJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

The Intersite Line Comparison (ILC) system allows for the comparison of process, equipment, and related parameters from separate and remote locations that share the same manufacturing mission. By establishing a list of predefined data elements (but not limited to this list), the users (engineers) simply fill in the blanks and thus load the system. When both locations have entered their data (independently) the system allows for the side-by-side comparison of like data elements even though the detail entered is different and allows a quick keyed data base to be built from the data contained within a flat file without having to build data base descriptions.

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Quick Keyed Data Base From a Flat File Within the Intersite Line
COM Parison System

      The Intersite Line Comparison (ILC) system allows for the
comparison of process, equipment, and related parameters from
separate and remote locations that share the same manufacturing
mission.  By establishing a list of predefined data elements (but not
limited to this list), the users (engineers) simply fill in the
blanks and thus load the system.  When both locations have entered
their data (independently) the system allows for the side-by-side
comparison of like data elements even though the detail entered is
different and allows a quick keyed data base to be built from the
data contained within a flat file without having to build data base
descriptions.

      The system divides the data within a single flat file as item
keys and data corresponding to the keys by knowing which column in
the file separates the keys from the data. The data base is built
from keys and data which is entered practically free form into a flat
file.  A single key may be written on multiple lines next to a
multiple line data item referenced by the key.  The keys are
converted from multiple lines to a single line and  prefaced with the
indicator "KEY:".  The line immediately following the item key is
prefaced by "KEYCODE:" and is a string of blank delimited numbers
which is used to reformat the item key for later display.

      The data corresponding  to the item key is also converted to...