The assignee for this patent, patent number 8566283, is
Reporters obtained the following quote from the background information supplied by the inventors: "The subject matter discussed in the background section should not be assumed to be prior art merely as a result of its mention in the background section. Similarly, a problem mentioned in the background section or associated with the subject matter of the background section should not be assumed to have been previously recognized in the prior art. The subject matter in the background section merely represents different approaches, which, in and of themselves, may also be inventions.
"In conventional database systems, users access their data resources in one logical database. A user of such a conventional system typically retrieves data from and stores data on the system using the user's own systems. A user system might remotely access one of a plurality of server systems that might in turn access the database system. Software applications used to implement database systems are routinely modified to incorporate improvements. Unfortunately, conventional means for managing modifications and recording changes to software applications can be time consuming and error prone, especially when there are numerous changes to a given software application."
In addition to obtaining background information on this patent, VerticalNews editors also obtained the inventors' summary information for this patent: "Embodiments provide mechanisms and methods are provided for changing records associated with a software application. In one embodiment, a method includes receiving a change command to change a record type for a record that is associated with code that is submitted for integration into a software application; receiving a selection of a new record type; populating a new record format with information that is associated with the code; and receiving a save command to save the record.
"While embodiments of the present invention may be implemented in a system having an application server providing a front end for an on-demand database service capable of supporting multiple tenants, the present invention is not limited to multi-tenant databases or deployment on application servers. Embodiments may be practiced using other database architectures, i.e., ORACLE.RTM., DB2.RTM. by
"Any of the above embodiments may be used alone or together with one another in any combination. Inventions encompassed within this specification may also include embodiments that are only partially mentioned or alluded to or are not mentioned or alluded to at all in this brief summary or in the abstract. Although various embodiments of the invention may have been motivated by various deficiencies with the prior art, which may be discussed or alluded to in one or more places in the specification, the embodiments of the invention do not necessarily address any of these deficiencies. In other words, different embodiments of the invention may address different deficiencies that may be discussed in the specification. Some embodiments may only partially address some deficiencies or just one deficiency that may be discussed in the specification, and some embodiments may not address any of these deficiencies."
For more information, see this patent: Williams, Alexis; Mastrogiovanni, Analia; Hatton, James. Changing Records Associated with a Software Application. U.S. Patent Number 8566283, filed
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