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Handling And Accessing Record Identifiers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048716D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chang, PY Karner, FA McCaskill, RA McInroy, JW Waldo, PD [+details]

Abstract

A procedure is provided which permits the operator to quickly access records in files. Direct access to a record can be accomplished by typing a valid decimal Record Number. To be valid, the Record Number must correspond to an existing Record ID (REC-ID) number in the file accessed. The Record Number is typed under the REC-ID field in the Record Selection Frame. This number can be preceded by an "equals" control character and/or a "plus" sign with interspersed spaces allowed except between the sign and the number. The number must be an integer in the same sense that nothing but spaces can follow the decimal decimal digits. Also only one entry is allowed in the whole Record Selection Frame and must correspond to the condition described above.