Use of Virtual Tables for Data Sharing
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
In certain computer programs, related information is stored in tables and problems arise when a table is shared by more than one user. Queuing results when more than one user attempts to access the same table. The table is stored as one member of a partitioned data set in memory, and the queuing of users for purposes of changing data is usually done at that level, one user at a time. The present procedure creates virtual tables of data from one real table. This enables a number of users who wish to have access to a real table for the purpose of changing it to do so without being required to wait in a queue. Preferably, each row of data is coded as a virtual table.