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Information Development Data Base

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122712D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Chambers, GS: AUTHOR [+6]

Abstract

Disclosed is a computer system which tracks publications throughout the publication life cycle between development laboratories and distribution centers. The system is called the Information Development Data Base (ID/DB).

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Information Development Data Base

      Disclosed is a computer system which tracks publications
throughout the publication life cycle between development
laboratories and distribution centers.  The system is called the
Information Development Data Base (ID/DB).

      The ID/DB eliminates the need for many hard copy forms and
telephone calls between information developers and distribution
personnel.  Information, such as book titles and schedules, are
entered on-line using panels that were developed with IBM's
Interactive System Productivity Facility (ISPF).  Programs written in
IBM's Restructured Extended Executor language (REXX) store the
information in a Structured Query Language/Data System (SQL/DS*) data
base. The data in the SQL data base is electronically transmitted
between development sites and distribution centers daily. Security
routines encrypt the data for transmission and decrypt it when
received.

      The nucleus of the system is the data base itself.  It contains
information concerning publications from inception at the development
site through printing and warehousing at the distribution center.
This data is divided between SQL tables, which are owned by the
distribution center. Authority levels by job task provide data
security to ensure that only authorized users can create and update
the data.

      The data base is shadowed at all information development
locations; that is, each development site has its own data base that
contain...