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Application Initialization

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061836D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Elliott, H: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method by which users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program may eliminate redundant processing. The primary functions of this procedure are to initialize the local data area (LDA) (or its equivalent) to desired start-up values, thereby allowing the application system to function correctly. The following types of information are initialized during the execution of this function: Application work area Task flow indicators (abbreviated menu name and option number) Transaction file save indicator (REUSE) User selected data format User password User and Workstation ID Other functions are to log the selection of tasks performed for audit purposes after the user has entered the user's password and a verification that the user has clearance for the selected task.

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Application Initialization

This article describes a method by which users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program may eliminate redundant processing. The primary functions of this procedure are to initialize the local data area (LDA) (or its equivalent) to desired start-up values, thereby allowing the application system to function correctly. The following types of information are initialized during the execution of this function: Application work area Task flow indicators (abbreviated menu name and option number) Transaction file save indicator (REUSE) User selected data format User password User and Workstation ID Other functions are to log the selection of tasks performed for audit purposes after the user has entered the user's password and a verification that the user has clearance for the selected task. These procedures are common to most applications in the series of programs and may be used in different operating systems and machine environments. Following is a description of the initialization functions and the operation parameters: 1. Initialize the LDA. 2. Turn off user switches. 3.

Prompt for password for first procedure of a session unless user has not specified any security requirements for any applications. Also, prompt if not authorized and in inquiry. 4. Cancel job if operator is not authorized for specific function(s). 5. Load application designator, password, operator ID and security function bits in LDA.
6. Add...