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1. (WO2001004794) METHOD FOR ASSIGNING AN ID TO AN OBJECT IN A DATABASE

Pub. No.:    WO/2001/004794    International Application No.:    PCT/SE2000/001439
Publication Date: Fri Jan 19 00:59:59 CET 2001 International Filing Date: Fri Jul 07 01:59:59 CEST 2000
IPC: G06F 12/00
G06F 17/30
Applicants: JEMA-JORI AB
OLSSON, Bertil
Inventors: OLSSON, Bertil
Title: METHOD FOR ASSIGNING AN ID TO AN OBJECT IN A DATABASE
Abstract:
The invention relates to a method for assigning an identity to an object (10) in a database, which object has an extension that includes a plurality of coordinate points in a coordinate system representing a multidimensional reality. The method is characterised by the steps of selecting one of the object's coordinate points (P0) and assigning the object an identity (11) based on the coordinates (x0, y0, z0, t0) of said coordinate point. Selecting the dimensions of the coordinate system in a suitable manner, e.g. by allowing them to comprise time, space and alternative embodiments, ensures that all objects in the database have wholly unique identities that are also based on one of the coordinate points of the object. This can be used to advantage in the database structure.