PRO139 DBMS: Data Base Management Package for the Professional -
300 Series Version: V1, February 1984
Author: R. DiMarco
Submitted by: Glenn C. Everhart, Ph.D.
Operating System: P/OS Source Language: MACRO-11 Keywords: Data Base
Abstract: The database package was designed to allow small,
databases to be quickly set up and manipulated. The package
provides the user with the following facilities:
. An extremely simple method of defining the structure of
the records which make up the database.
. A screen oriented database editor, which allows records to
be created, edited and deleted. The editor supports
protected and database managed fields. The editor was
designed so that persons with little computer experience
(i.e. typists, clerks, etc.) can use it.
. A report generation package, which allows specific records
to be selected, and reports generated. The records to be
included in the report can be sorted by any field within the
record, and the report format can be easily modified.
. A FORTRAN interface which allows records in the database
to be readily accessed from a FORTRAN mainline program.
Fields within a record can be accessed via their logical
names. A FORTRAN interface is also provided to the sorting
module, in the event that the user needs to implement a
special application program. The FORTRAN interface also
allows the user to access two or more databases
. A menu program is included to allow the user to change
between the various application programs without the
knowledge of their computer interfacing.
This version (V2) of the Data Base Management Package
includes an easier method of defining and establishing a
database, and a much larger manual. The procedures discussed
in the manual are illustrated in a pre-built database for
managing telephone information which is included.
Notes: A hard copy of the manual is available under DECUS No.
Restrictions: Reformatted for P/OS. Needs work to actually run under
(RSX) but conversion aids are included in the package.
Media (Service Charge Code): Five RX50 Diskettes (JE) Format:
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