Synchronizing databases

  • US 6,799,190 B1
  • Filed: 04/11/2002
  • Issued: 09/28/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method of synchronizing at least a first and a second database comprising:

  • identifying a plurality of records of the second database storing a span of information stored in a record of the first database; and

    synchronizing the first database and the second database based on the results of the identifying, wherein the span of information represented by the record of the first database includes date-bearing information, wherein the date-bearing information includes recurring date-bearing information, wherein the span of information has a starting time and date and an ending time and date which span a continuous period of time, wherein the continuous period of time is longer than a period of time permitted by the second database, further comprising identifying the plurality of records of the second database as storing the span of information stored in the record of the first database, wherein each of the identified plurality of the records of the second database stores a portion of the span of the information, wherein the identified plurality of records of the second database in combination store a selected segment of the span of information, and wherein the identified plurality of records of the second database includes a recurring record.

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