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1. (WO2006120446) METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING DATA IN A PLURALITY OF HETEROGENEOUS DATABASES

Pub. No.:    WO/2006/120446    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2006/001720
Publication Date: Nov 16, 2006 International Filing Date: May 11, 2006
IPC: G06F 17/30
Applicants: ROYCE TECHNOLOGY LTD
ARAD, Saeed
Inventors: ARAD, Saeed
Title: METHOD AND APPARATUS FOR SEARCHING DATA IN A PLURALITY OF HETEROGENEOUS DATABASES
Abstract:
There is disclosed a method of searching for data on a plurality (12) of heterogeneous databases (14, 16) connected over a network (18), the method comprising receiving configuration data representing the configuration of each database (14, 16); receiving from a client terminal (2) a search request (20) for data meeting specified criteria; for each of at least one database (14) selected from the plurality of databases: processing the received search request (20) to generate a search command (22) compatible with the selected database; transmitting the search command (22) over the network (18) to a data provider system (8) associated with the selected database (14); and receiving over the network (18) from the data provider system (8) search results (24) resulting from the execution of the search command (22) on the database (14); processing the search results (24) received from the or each selected database (8) to generate search report data (30), and transmitting the search report data (30) to the client terminal (2).