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Method for Dynamically Handling Partial File Records

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000049620D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Batchelor, WL Dimmick, RF Rees, GH [+details]

Abstract

The need for sophisticated programming support has delayed the application of computing systems to many problems, particularly those involving data base manipulation. Although considerable progress has been made in the attempt to provide computing systems which can be operated by a user who is not a programmer, these systems have limitations which limit their usefulness. One such limitation exists in a data base manipulation where required data has not been placed in the system. Such a situation arises where a new program is written for an existing data base which contains some, but not all, of the required information.