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Automatic Message Sending

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000083255D
Original Publication Date: 1975-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-01
Document File: 2 page(s) / 43K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Daniel, CJ: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Automatic Message Sending is a method in a stored program computer system for detecting critical change to data, and for routing messages to the functions and persons utilizing the system which are affected by those changes. Both detection and routing are controlled by rules and can, therefore, be defined, modified, or deleted without program modification.

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Automatic Message Sending

Automatic Message Sending is a method in a stored program computer system for detecting critical change to data, and for routing messages to the functions and persons utilizing the system which are affected by those changes. Both detection and routing are controlled by rules and can, therefore, be defined, modified, or deleted without program modification.

Each unit of work, called a transaction, involves retrieving, adding, deleting, or updating data in the data base. In addition, there may be data already in the data base related to the transaction. DETECTION OF NEED FOR MESSAGE SENDING.

For each transaction, the added or updated data, together with the related data, is examined by name and by value to determine if the change is a critical change. If the transaction is a delete transaction or if the change is critical, then the message expansion and routing function is invoked. MESSAGE EXPANSION AND ROUTING.

Once a potential need for messages has been detected, the message expansion and routing function is invoked. This function determines which messages are to be sent to related users or functions and expands those messages. The expanded messages are thin stored for later access by the recipient. RULES CONTROLLING AUTOMATIC MESSAGE SENDING.

Automatic Message Sending is controlled by several rules, each related to a portion of the function. There is a rule set for the definition of: 1. Transaction related data. 2. Critical update. 3. M...