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Method for Deleting Records from a Hierarchical Data Base

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000045688D
Original Publication Date: 1983-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-07

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Crus, RA Kornelis, S Putzolu, GR [+details]

Abstract

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.