Patent Number: 8,577,903

Title: Sequenced query processing in data processing system

Abstract: Techniques for constructing query operations associated with a report specification are described. The query operations may include a mixture of multidimensional operations and relational operations. The application of the query operations are sequenced with the computing device to reduce or eliminate certain complexities and ambiguities during generation of reports, thereby providing an improved experience for user. For example, any multidimensional rollup operation may be applied to the multidimensional representation of the data within a first timeframe and that any aggregation operation and second level filtering are applied within a second timeframe subsequent to the first timeframe. A report may be output based on a resultant data set produced by application of the query operation in accordance with the sequencing.

Inventors: Cummings; David C. (Ottawa, CA), Seeds; Glen M. (Ottawa, CA)

Assignee: International Business Machines Corporation

International Classification: G06F 17/30 (20060101)

Expiration Date: 1/05/12017