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Simple Batch Teleprocessing Facility for MVS Installation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000053153D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-12
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Ogden, WR: AUTHOR

Abstract

Simple modifications of existing programs can be used to provide a "universal interface" for remotely updating databases on IBM Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) systems from a central location. There if no accepted software interface for the transmission of batch material (e.g., database updates) between unrelated installations. Such an interface would be especially useful to a central location which distributes database updates to a large number of unrelated installations.

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Simple Batch Teleprocessing Facility for MVS Installation

Simple modifications of existing programs can be used to provide a "universal interface" for remotely updating databases on IBM Multiple Virtual Storage (MVS) systems from a central location. There if no accepted software interface for the transmission of batch material (e.g., database updates) between unrelated installations. Such an interface would be especially useful to a central location which distributes database updates to a large number of unrelated installations.

The method presented here requires minor modifications to two standard MVS (or MVS related) products: Job Entry System (JES2), or Network Job Entry (NJE), or JES3 and the IBM System/370 stand-alone HASP RJE (Houston Automatic Spooling Processor Remote Job Entry) workstation package. The JES2 system must be modified (if required) to recognize more than 1000 remote dial-up workstations. (It must recognize them, not support them at one time.) The workstation package is modified to run as a problem program under MVS.

The HASP RJE interface is conventionally recognized by all "job entry subsystems" of MVS and thus, potentially, is the "universal" interface. Usage of this method proceeds as follows: 1. The remote user builds a specified jobstream in a DASD (direct-access storage device) dataset. 2. He then calls the workstation program, dials the number of an auto-answer TP (teleprocessing) interface on the central system, and starts the workst...