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Variable Construct Group Descriptor

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000037655D
Original Publication Date: 1989-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Barker, BA Edel, TR Stark, JA [+details]

Abstract

A general variable control (GVC) structured field is provided to define a variable construct that can be referenced by other constructs in a structured data stream to dynamically generate a data result either to be used in processing the data stream or to be inserted in a field in the data stream. Formatting of the generated variable data is controlled by the occurrence of a display style parameter triplet on the GVC. If the GVC causes a character string to be generated, the display style parameter specifies the character string type, such as arabic, alpha, roman, word numeric and the like. Processing characteristics of the variable data are defined by a general variable value and/or a general variable adjustment value parameter triplet on the GVC.