Binding With a List of Files
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
A method is described which allows binding a list of access plans to a database. Without this method, the binder will accept only one access plan at a time to be bound to a database. The binder will issue a 'Start Using Database' command, bind the access plan to the database, and then issue a 'Stop Using Database' command. If there are 12 access plans to be bound, then this sequence is performed 12 times, resulting in slow performance. In accordance with the new method, the binder accepts a list of access plans to be bound. The caller of the binder precedes the filename containing the list with an '@'. This way the binder recognizes the input filename to be a list of access plans, instead of the name of a particular access plan.