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Method for Accessing Logical Records Within Profiles in a Data Base

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034402D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Kirtland, DA Tarpley, DD [+details]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that handles repeated data structures within a profile in a configuration data base. Configuration profiles may consist of a variable, unlimited number of identical data structures within a single profile segment or chain of segments. These repeated structures are referred to as Logical Records. Profiles may consist of logical records exclusively, non-repeatable (base) information only, or a combination of both. Logical Record Services is the method by which individual logical records and/or base profile information is accessed by externalized key values or names. Logical Record Services (LRS) is implemented as an OS/2* Dynamic Link Routine and provides a macro interface to allow other components in the system to access logical records.