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Graphics Query System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039921D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Hunt, GD [+details]

Abstract

The primary objective of the Graphics Query System (GQS) is to provide the result of a query against a database in the form of a graph (picture) representing the meaning of the data, without user programming. A secondary objective of GQS is to allow for graphic analysis of data. Previously, when users queried data bases, they received the actual data in tabular numeric form. In order to get a graph of the data, the user had to write a specific application program or dump the data into a graphics system. GQS solves these problems by generating graphs automatically as the primary result of queries against SQL databases. What users actually need is for a query to give them an increased understanding of what the data means.