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Virtual Unique Keys

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000055208D
Original Publication Date: 1980-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-13

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Larson, LE [+details]

Abstract

Described herein is a means for developing uniquely keyed data when the data involved has no apparent unique key. This situation occurs with hierarchical data in which the node involved is computed by a program. Since relational access using structured query languages does not have a concept of 'HERE', the concept of a unique key has to be developed when hierarchical data is involved.