query string

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query string

The actual characters in a search request sent to a query program. It typically contains the query command and search data. Query strings are widely used on the Web for search engine queries as well as links to databases. The query string characters are appended to the domain name in the URL using special characters such as ?, & and %. For example, to find the definition for "digital cinema," typing the words into a search box on a site might generate this hypothetical query string:

http://www.computerglossary.com/search?q=digital+cinema
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If R is selected and does not contain any nested classes Create R_Class element for R Let queryString = "select * from R" ResultSet = execute(queryString) For each object T in ResultSet do Create R_Object element for object T Create an element for each attribute in R and insert it into R_Object element else if R is selected and contains a nested class [R.
These configuration settings are communicated to the application tier as parameters of either the HTTP-GET QueryString or the HTTP-POST Form object.
The platform gives customers the choice of using VXML, WML, XML, or straightforward HTTP QueryStrings.