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A Pascal interface for data validation of CDS/ISIS database records

Herala, Krishnananda M and Ravi, Sreenivasa A and Rajashekar, TB (1996) A Pascal interface for data validation of CDS/ISIS database records. In: Information Studies, 2 (4). pp. 263-272.


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CDS/ISIS, an information storage and retrieval package produced and distributed by UNESCO, is widely used in Europe and many developing countries. It supports most of the requirements for designing bibliographic / textual databases. The CDS/ISlS Pascal programming facility can be used to create end-user interfaces for any specific additional requirements. The standard CDS/ISIS package does not provide for data validation with respect to subfielded fields and to check whether any mandatory fields have been missed (left blank) during data entry. This paper discusses the need for data validation and ope-ration of a CDS/ISIS Pascal interface designed for data validation of CDS/ISIS databases. The programmes enable specification of mandatory fields, validation of such fields and inadvertant omission of subfield delimiters in the master records, and obtaining online help about the use of the interface programmes.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Information Studies
Publisher: Ranganathan Center for Information Studies
Keywords: CDS/ISIS;Pascal Interface
Department/Centre: Division of Information Sciences (Doesn't exist now) > National Centre for Science Information (Merged with JRD Library in May 2012)
Date Deposited: 17 Aug 2004
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 04:14
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/1277

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