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Version Support for Engineering Database Systems
April 1988 (vol. 14 no. 4)
pp. 429-437

In engineering applications, multiple copies of object descriptions have to coexist in a single database. This paper proposes a scheme that enables users to explicitly deal with these object versions. After introducing a basic version model, the problem of "rerouting" interobject references upon the creation of new versions is solved by providing generic references and user-specific environments. Finally, logical version clusters are introduced that allow for the meaningful grouping of versions. The paper concludes with some remarks on implementation and a comparison with other approaches.

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Index Terms:
Computer-aided design, database, engineering database,object database, versions.
Citation:
K.R. Dittrich, R.A. Lorie, "Version Support for Engineering Database Systems," IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, vol. 14, no. 4, pp. 429-437, April 1988, doi:10.1109/32.4664
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