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OID

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OID

(1) (Object IDentifier) A permanent number assigned to an object for storage (persistence). It is typically a long integer, such as 128 bits, that can be computed using various methods to create a unique number. It functions in a similar manner to the way a key field in a relational database record uniquely identifies that record in a table. See UUID and GUID.

(2) (Object IDentifier) A temporary number assigned to objects created and used only in memory.

(3) (Object IDentifier) Known as a "MIB object identifier" or "MIB variable" in the SNMP network management protocol, an OID is a number assigned to devices in a network for identification purposes. OID numbering is hierarchical. Using the IETF notation of digits and dots, resembling very long IP addresses, various registries such as ANSI assign high-level numbers to vendors and organizations. They, in turn, append digits to the number to identify individual devices or software processes.
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Every actor is characterised by: an OID, a type (T-Act, C-Act or R-Act), a behavior (optional in the case of a C-Act) and a name (obligatory in the case of a T-Act).
In developing this scale, we have followed Ashforth and Mael (1989) who view OID as a special case of the broader concept of social identification, which they define as the perception of oneness with or belonging to some human aggregate.
Our contribution is to demonstrate that the concept of object identity (oid) is a powerful programming primitive for database query languages by: having oids as the centerpiece of a data model with a rich type system, inheritance and a powerful query language, called Identity Query Language (IQL).
Originally a gathering of all the freemen of a tribe, it eventually became an assembly composed of the ealdormen (OId English, "aldermen"), or local chieftains, the bishops, other high civil and religious officials, and sometimes friends and relatives of the king.