A model for versioning of classes in object-oriented databases

S R Monk, I Sommerville

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Abstract

This paper describes work carried out on a model for the versioning of class definitions in an Object-oriented database. By defining update and backdate functions on attributes of the previous and current version of a class definintion, instances of any version of the class can be converted to instances of any other version. This allows programs written to access an old version of the schema to still use data created to a changed schema.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvanced Database Systems: 10th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 10, Aberdeen, Scotland, July 6 - 8, 1992. Proceedings
EditorsP. M. D. Gray, R. J. Lucas
PublisherSpringer
Pages42-58
Number of pages17
ISBN (Print)978-3-540-55693-0
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1992
Event10th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 10 - Aberdeen, United Kingdom
Duration: 6 Aug 19928 Aug 1992

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science
Volume618
ISSN (Print)0302-9743

Conference

Conference10th British National Conference on Databases, BNCOD 10
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
CityAberdeen
Period6/08/928/08/92

Keywords

  • SYSTEM
  • DESIGN

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