Method for Deleting Records from a Hierarchical Data Base
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07
This article describes a method for deleting a record and its children from a hierarchical data base. Responsive to an invoking procedure identifying a target record to be deleted, a computing apparatus is operated according to the steps of: 1) determining whether the target record has a child, and 2) if so, recursively invoking the delete procedure with the child as the target record, and 3) if not, deleting the target record and returning to the invoking procedure.