Transferring records between two databases

  • US 6,925,477 B1
  • Filed: 03/31/1998
  • Issued: 08/02/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 03/31/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method of transferring data between a first database and a second database storing records of data, the first database being characterized by a first record structure determining fields of the records of the first database, and the second database being characterized by a second record structure determining fields of the records of the second database, the method comprising the steps of:

  • establishing a field map relating the fields of the first and second databases, substantially without user input, by correlating a first plurality of the fields of the first database to a second plurality of the fields of the second database using information identifying the record structure of at least one of the first and second databases, and translating the data stored in the first plurality of fields of a plurality of the records of the first database in accordance with the field map, wherein the identifying information identifies the record structure according to a selected protocol, and wherein the selected protocol provides a syntax for identifying the characteristics of a field of the one of the first and second databases.

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