Methods and apparatus for system fault diagnosis and control
Computer apparatus and method for logical modelling
Complied objective referential constraints in a relational database having dual chain relationship descriptors linked in data record tables
Method and means for lineage tracing of a spatial information processing and database system Patent #: 5193185
ApplicationNo. 519347 filed on 08/25/1995
US Classes:707/100, DATABASE SCHEMA OR DATA STRUCTURE707/201Coherency (e.g., same view to multiple users)
ExaminersPrimary: Black, Thomas G.
Assistant: Von Buhr, Maria N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 017/30
AbstractThe data village system (DVS) comprises an interactive computer system and software that enables a user to establish a data model that defines an organizational structure for an organization's data and that enforces the user's rules as to how the organization's data is manipulated and viewed. The data model for any organization, in its simplest form, consists of tables for receiving related datums, compartments of tables for receiving associated datums, and cables which connect tables thereby indicating linkages between datums in different tables. This basic conceptual underpinning can be expanded to groupings of linked tables into rooms, groupings of linked rooms into houses, and groupings of linked houses into data villages, a data village corresponding to the organization to which the data model pertains. The DVS provides the means for a user to define a data model for an organization in terms of compartments, tables, rooms, houses, and the interconnecting cables. The DVS functions in accordance with data organization rules which require that any user-data entered into a compartment be linked to other user-data in accordance with the data model. As a result of this organizational scheme, a user may request the display of the datums in a specified compartment and be alerted to and have available for display all other datums in the organization that pertain to the datums in the specified compartment.
Field of SearchCoherency (e.g., same view to multiple users)