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DDA — a data definition facility for unix using awk†
Article first published online: 30 OCT 2006
Copyright © 1985 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Software: Practice and Experience
Volume 15, Issue 10, pages 1011–1020, October 1985
How to Cite
Bailes, P. A. (1985), DDA — a data definition facility for unix using awk. Softw: Pract. Exper., 15: 1011–1020. doi: 10.1002/spe.4380151008
- Issue published online: 30 OCT 2006
- Article first published online: 30 OCT 2006
- Manuscript Received: 12 JUL 1984
We discuss how the Awk language is an effective tool for interrogating sequential data files whose records consist of characters grouped into fields. This facility is used to implement a system to manage an ‘address book’ database. We then generalize the design, describing a system which allows one to interactively specify a DBMS according to one's own requirements within our general framework. We choose a wine-tasting DBMS as an example specification for further consideration and evaluation.