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Interpretive Database Math Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058412D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Copenhaver, MA Coyle, DJ Hintz, TE [+details]

Abstract

The Structured Query Language (SQL) developed for use with relational database systems is used to describe database operations to the IBM Database Manager. Math operations comprise a category of database operations. Thus, the ability to mathematically combine data values greatly enhances database operations. Other database products employ a system of control blocks which implement control functions and record accesses specified by a given SQL statement. These control blocks are subsequently manipulated by control block specific functions at execution time. This requires a relatively complex supervisor function to control the execution environment and invocation of the database manipulation algorithms.