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Kutay, Ali R.
Abstractions and Transactions : A Solution for Structuring Complex Applications
March, 1982.  l, 14 p. includes bibliography
In database systems when large applications are supported, their representation becomes a problem. A proposed model is to use the transaction concept and structure a large application as a nested transaction. This paper proposes to take advantage of abstraction techniques to avoid problems related to nested transactions. It first reviews the transition concept and restates the shortcomings. It then briefly states the available abstraction techniques in databases. It proposes to integrate transactions with abstraction levels and provide communication between the transactions instead of nesting them. It is argued that such a solution presents a better structure for applications and possible integration with abstract data types