Getting Started

Getting Started

Developing the Application Programs

Developing the Application Programs

If you have chosen to develop an on-line program, the samples supplied on the CD will be a good reference base. For batch programs, the supplied samples will also be a good reference in conjunction with pseudo code documented in the
APPLICATION REFERENCE FOR SSA-NAME3 SERVICE GROUPS
manual.
Before doing any work on the prototype application, read the following sections of the
APPLICATION REFERENCE FOR SSA-NAME3 SERVICE GROUPS manual: Introduction; NAMESET; MATCH
.
For more information on Searching, read the following sections in the
NAMESET chapter: How an Application Processes the Keys Stack; How an Application Processes the Search Table; Tips on Choosing a Search Strategy
.
For more information on Matching, read the
MATCH/Operation
section.

The Supplied SSA-NAME3 Service Group Sample Programs

The
ids\ssaname\samples\programs
folder on the SSA-NAME3 Extension for 1.8 Users CD contains a sample on-line search program and a key-load program, coded in various development languages from the pseudo code found in
ids\ssaname\samples\programs\pseudo
.
The sample key-load program will have the name protokb and the sample search program the name protosh.
In some cases these programs can be executed against an Access database provided in
ids\ssaname\samples\data
, however, this depends on the development language. The Access database is provided to demonstrate how the programs work, rather than to demonstrate the quality of an SSA-NAME3 search which should be left for your prototype.
The
readme.txt
file in
ids\ssaname\samples
contains further information about these sample applications.