IChart: A Graphical Tool to View and Manipulate Force Management Structure Databases

Report No. ARL-TR-4610
Authors: Frederick S. Brundick; George W. Hartwig, Jr.; Samuel C. Chamberlain
Date/Pages: September 2008; 66 pages
Abstract: Maintaining a high-resolution force structure that may be shared among various organizations is a difficult task. One approach is to design databases which store Global Force Management (GFM) data in the form of time-based tree graphs, using enterprise identifiers (EIDs) as unique surrogate keys. This report is the manual, users' guide, and general documentation for the IChart application, which is intended to be a guide and demonstration of the utility of the GFM Force Structure Construct, to include EIDs and time-based tree graphs. IChart is written in Java and communicates with a MySQL database server. A glossary is included to explain common object-oriented programming and database terms and concepts.
Distribution: Approved for public release
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Last Update / Reviewed: September 1, 2008