A Spreadsheet Algebra for a Direct Data Manipulation Query Interface

@article{Liu2009ASA,
  title={A Spreadsheet Algebra for a Direct Data Manipulation Query Interface},
  author={Bin Liu and H. V. Jagadish},
  journal={2009 IEEE 25th International Conference on Data Engineering},
  year={2009},
  pages={417-428}
}
A spreadsheet-like "direct manipulation" interface is more intuitive for many non-technical database users compared to traditional alternatives, such as visual query builders. The construction of such a direct manipulation interfacemay appear straightforward, but there are some significant challenges. First, individual direct manipulation operations cannot be too complex, so expressive power has to be achieved through composing (long) sequences of small operations. Second, all intermediate… CONTINUE READING

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