on-line inquiry

on-line inquiry

[′ȯn‚līn ′in·kwə·rē]
(computer science)
A level of computer processing that results from adding to an expanded batch system the capability to immediately access, from any terminal, any record that is stored in the disk files attached to the computer.
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On-line inquiry to review account summary totals, direct entry of validated general journal transactions into the general ledger, and error reporting of all invalid transaction entries.
The mainframe system supported three major applications: record keeping for client accounts, an on-line inquiry system, and monthly client reports.
Your program prints them a fancy in-house directory and provides on-line inquiry by name and department.
In keeping with the program objectives, DREAMS was developed to provide authorized site personnel with on-line inquiry and update capabilities for certain information maintained in corporate data files.
The J-Strip job strips information from the master file to create an on-line inquiry file.
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