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A way to de-couple client data from system data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000014864D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-20
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Anne Luu: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Let the client code manage the client data by registering the data with a data agent/manager for printing, displaying, or reporting.

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A way to de-couple client data from system data

    Let the client code manage the client data by registering the data with a data agent/manager for printing, displaying, or reporting.

When there is a need for printing, displaying, or reporting unique client data while performing printing, displaying, or reporting system data, letting the client code manage the client data by registering the client data with the data agent/manager will de-couple client data from
system data. By using a client data agent/manager one can eliminate the constraint in assigning a range of identifiers for client's data pieces. This is because that sooner or later, the range will be filled up and clients will need more identifiers for new pieces of data. When the client code is registered with the system code of which client data agent/manager will be used, there is no limit of how many new data pieces a client can print, display, or report using the existing printing, displaying, or reporting mechanisms in the system code.

For example, in SUREPOS ACE Electronic Marketing printing header/trailer messages on a customer receipt, the base code can raise an event when it encounters a generic token preceeding the place holder for the data, the token indicates client code is needed to process the message such as replacing the print variable with some client data. A client data agent/manager object can register for this event, and its event handling code will be called. At that moment, it can exam...