Append Events to currently displayed events.
Original Publication Date: 2004-Dec-13
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2004-Dec-13
Append events to current list on data retrieved from mainframe host so that we get the full list. This prevents having to request all of the data over and over again.
Append Events to currently displayed events .
With the current Event Viewer technology, a certain number of events retrieved from the host for each trip. Sometimes, a user would like to view additional events. With our Append Events technology, we allow a user to view additional events, and retrieve the data in small enough segments from the Z/OS system that time-outs are avoided. This technology also allows a user to avoid having to start over again retrieving events from the top of the NPDA list.
This invention tells the NetView web task how many more events to retrieve, and which page to start retrieving events on. By doing this, we can append events to our table listing, and keep a running log, and keep searching until we find what we are looking for, or run out of events. It is not necessary to keep changing the number of events retrieved from the host, risking time-outs, and having to start over again at the top of the data.
This invention works by sending a request to the host, telling which alert to start with, and how many alerts to send. Then the portlet code adds the new alerts retrieved from the Host NetView system to the alerts which have already been collected. So, you start with 16 alerts, then have 32, then 48, etc. The user keeps retrieving data from the host in sequential order, and from the correct spot.