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Distribution of Part of a Folder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036604D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described for distributing part of the documents within a folder. A folder of information can be thought of as a collection of information similar to a folder in a filing cabinet. A data object associated with the folder includes the specific documents to be distributed.

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Distribution of Part of a Folder

A method is described for distributing part of the documents within a folder. A folder of information can be thought of as a collection of information similar to a folder in a filing cabinet. A data object associated with the folder includes the specific documents to be distributed.

The requestor application sends an appropriate REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command. This command includes pointers to the documents to be distributed. If the document is in the library, the pointer is a unique library identifier. If the document is sent with the request, the pointer is a pointer to the data area within the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command that contains the physical copy of the document and its associated data areas. The IDENTIFIED-DATA operand contains the pointer to the document. Each IDENTIFIED-DATA operand includes a unique identifier (DID) within the scope of this REQUEST- DISTRIBUTE command.

If all or part of a folder from the library is to be distributed, then FOLDER- DOCUMENT-OPTION operand is specified to indicate how much of the folder is to be distributed. The value for this operand could be just the folder itself, the entire folder or the folder through the specified level of nesting. Alternatively, a document can be specified as being in the folder to be distributed by setting a reference field (RID) in the document's IDENTIFIED-DATA operand so that the RID for the document is set to the DID for the folder.

For example, a requestor mi...