Accession Number:

ADA164051

Title:

Implementation of the AFIT/ENG Faculty and Student Database Management System.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

272.0

Abstract:

This study took the works of the previous AFITENG Student and Faculty Database System thesis efforts and design and implemented the application software for the project. The basic purpose of the thesis was to provide a sound design for the application programs that would interface with the TOTAL Database Management System and the Forms Management System. The entire system was to be designed with the notion that it would be modified and enhanced. A series of standard interface routines were created to act as a layer between the TOTAL DBMS. The resulting routines were abstracted and used as an extension to the Pascal programming language. The education plan portion of the database was used as a prototype to develop the requirements of the human-computer interface. The program was then redesigned and implemented using the standard routines and the specifications developed from the prototype. A menu driven system was used to implement the design utilizing the Forms Management System as the screen interface. The education plan program is an example of the structured approach used in interpreting the design of the database system. The program contains examples of scrolled screens, database calls, linked list routines, and data abstraction. Additional programs were written to demonstrate the capabilitiees interfacing with the GKS graphics package, transmittion of data to the registrars office, and to show the continuity of the design.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Humanities and History
  • Computer Programming and Software

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE