An alternative language interface for the mistress relational database patterned after IBM's query-by-example

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dc.contributor.advisor Etlinger, Henry
dc.contributor.advisor Comte, Chris
dc.contributor.author Vogel, Susan C.
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-13T21:14:26Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-13T21:14:26Z
dc.date.issued 1988
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1850/8312
dc.description.abstract This thesis effort developed a user-oriented query language interface, patterned after IBM's Query-by-Example, for the Mistress relational database. The interface, Mistress/QBE, is written entirely in C and uses the UNIX curses library of subroutines to allow full screen input and output. Mistress /QBE allows the user to issue commands to draw pictorial representations of tables which exist in the database. The user then enters values and operators into the tables to specify a query by indicating attributes to be used in conditional selections, sort and grouping orders, and output formats. Mistress /QBE decodes the information entered on the screen and formulates a Mistress Query Language command which is passed to the Mistress standard C language interface for execution. With a few minor exceptions, any query which can be written in the Mistress Query language can also be written in Mistress/QBE. The interface also includes a high-level operator- called grouping, which is supported by IBM's QBE but not by native Mistress.
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.subject QBE en_US
dc.subject Query-by-Example en_US
dc.subject Mistress en_US
dc.subject.lcc QA76.9.D3 V636 1988
dc.subject.lcsh Database management
dc.subject.lcsh Electronic data processing--Distributed processing
dc.subject.lcsh Programming languages (Electronic computers)
dc.subject.lcsh Query languages (Computer science)
dc.title An alternative language interface for the mistress relational database patterned after IBM's query-by-example
dc.type Thesis
dc.description.college Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
dc.description.department Department of Computer Science
dc.contributor.advisorChair Lasky, Jeffrey

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