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Method for Requesting Data Base Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038908D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Hearin, KK James, WS [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which permits a software product, such as a relational database, to be context sensitive to the objects it is requesting. A relational database contains object types including tables, views, and indexes, as well as the data contained in the tables. In addition, to enable the user to have a complete database solution, reports, graphs, statements, procedures, menus and forms are vital to the usability of the product. The task of keeping track of a variety of objects focuses the user away from the end task that the user is attempting to perform, thus lengthening the processing time to accomplish a task. The database product should simplify the organization of objects to provide an easier to use product. The problem of tracking database objects is threefold.