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Response Decoding and Verification Matrix

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000074902D
Original Publication Date: 1971-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-24
Document File: 4 page(s) / 129K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Busnello, P: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This technique is an improvement to predefined applications control programs, with the purpose of recording selections, logic and modification responses for the customer definition job through a readable recording form. This permits checking of the modification values submitted to the customer function through the control program, to link the display book to the application model, and to trace back the origin of recorded responses for debugging and reconstruction procedure.

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Response Decoding and Verification Matrix

This technique is an improvement to predefined applications control programs, with the purpose of recording selections, logic and modification responses for the customer definition job through a readable recording form. This permits checking of the modification values submitted to the customer function through the control program, to link the display book to the application model, and to trace back the origin of recorded responses for debugging and reconstruction procedure.

Recording sheet.

Selections, logical responses and modification responses are recorded on a unique line type of the recording sheet. This sheet is used in connection with the different pages of the display book, which shows segment keys, logic response numbers and modification response numbers, together with allowed modification entries using the same reference letters as in the heading of the response sheet. A separate column is used for segment selection which has the advantage of presenting the logic responses and the modifications provided for each segment. The program and the page number is entered with each entry for easy location of the page of the display book to which the information applies. Headings printed on the top of the recording sheet together with comments to be entered into the column to the right of the sheet permit identification of the recorded data. This application code and the customer number which are to be punched on each card identify each package of data to be processed. This application code is used together with the program number to complete the segment key for control program processing purposes as processed. This application code is used together with the program number to complete the segment key for control program processing purposes as well.

Decoding and checking matrix concept.

The decoding and checking of the logical responses and modifications are achieved through a matrix composed of parameter masks and response masks as shown in Fig. 1.

A response mask is built for each response number to identify the parameter mask which applies to the response and allowed parameters. A parameter mask is built for each type of response to state the position on the recording sheet where parameters are recorded, how they must be decoded, which type of data they can con...