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DDL Registration

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122231D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 70K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Harper, LN: AUTHOR

Abstract

This invention integrates the database installation, registration and authentication processes so that the issuance of DDL statements can be constrained to a predefined set of plans and/or packages. Such a facility permits application enabling facilities, such as data dictionary products, repository products, database design tool products and application generator products to control their database product specifications.

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DDL Registration

      This invention integrates the database installation,
registration and authentication processes so that the issuance of DDL
statements can be constrained to a predefined set of plans and/or
packages.  Such a facility permits application enabling facilities,
such as data dictionary products, repository products, database
design tool products and application generator products to control
their database product specifications.

      The installation process activates and initializes the optional
function, sets database-wide defaults, identifies and creates two
tables (the "application registration table" and "object registration
table") to be used for the registration process, and defines the
manner in which they are to be interpreted.  The results of the
installation phase are stored.

      The registration process fills system tables with application
identifiers (i.e., the application registration table) and object
names (i.e., the object registration table).  Application identifiers
are registered in the application registration table to indicate
whether they are designated default application identifiers, and/or
to indicate the rule for identifying their registered set of object
names (i.e., using full or partial name qualification).  Sets of
objects are registered in the object registration table and are
identified as being under the control of designated application
identifiers.
Authentication Process

      The invention exten...