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Display of Messages From Other Systems

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000062399D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-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 messages from other systems may be received by users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program. It provides application messages to the user regardless of the processing location. The primary functions of this method are to display messages to a user from another operating system such as the control language of that operating system (e.g., OCL or CL).

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Display of Messages From Other Systems

This article describes a method by which messages from other systems may be received by users of a manufacturing accounting and production information control program. It provides application messages to the user regardless of the processing location. The primary functions of this method are to display messages to a user from another operating system such as the control language of that operating system (e.g., OCL or CL). The following actions may be performed with or in place of displaying a message to a user: Pause until a response is received from the user; cancel immediately; pause until a response is received from the user, then cancel immediately; Flag a position in the Local Data Area (LDA) or its equivalent, for future reference and continue processing; Report the contents of the Local Data Area or its equivalent, on hard-copy; pause until a response is received from the user, and then cancel. Other functions which may be performed are to display a menu name and option number to a user along with a message, if requested, via the control language, display a file name if it is not found along with the message, if requested, via the control language, and clear a checkpoint if a program is being executed from a job queue. Following are the parameters for the application: 1. 4-digit message number 2. Action code PAUSE = pause CANCEL = cancel BOTH = pause, then cancel FLAG = put 'F' in LDA position 242 REPORT = print LDA,...