Program for Implementing Algorithms
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
This program enables a user to define and implement complex formulas without the need to program the formulas using program code. In the example given in this article, the user may define a first operand, operation and a second operand, e.g., X + Y = result. Simple formulas may be linked together to form a complex formula by using the output of a first formula as a first or second operand value. The example shown above relates to an accounting function. The sequence ID of the record is entered either by the user or by the computer. The user enters a value in the first Operand, which may be an account number, a work field ID, a sequence ID or blank. The user also enters a value in the Operation Calc Method field which specifies the kind of arithmetic operation desired, such as A for Add, S for Subtract, M for Multiply, etc.