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Method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for Record/Play Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000099643D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 88K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Fugisawa, H: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is a new method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for Record/Play function by which keystroke sequences, including multiple transactions with a host, can be easily recorded at the recording time and automatically reproduced at the playing back time. This disclosure shows its ability in a main frame interactive display with an interactive display connected to a host directly or remotely for processing data transmitted to and from the host.

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Method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for Record/Play Function

       Disclosed is a new method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for
Record/Play function by which keystroke sequences, including multiple
transactions with a host, can be easily recorded at the recording
time and automatically reproduced at the playing back time.  This
disclosure shows its ability in a main frame interactive display with
an interactive display connected to a host directly or remotely for
processing data transmitted to and from the host.

      The host transaction is initiated by Attention Identification
(AID) keys, like Enter, Function (F) keys, PA1, and PA2, etc., on the
display.  At the recording time, the necessary amount of time for a
host transaction from the time of an AID key press until the time an
operator keys in again after the keyboard lock condition is cleared
by the host, and it records the time together with the AID key in the
contents of keystroke sequences.  In playing back, this disclosure
suspends reproducing the recorded keystrokes upon encountering every
AID key until each recorded time is elapsed.  Upon expiration of the
recorded time, it restarts playing back.  By use of this disclosure,
a sequence of display operations constituted with multiple host
transactions can be reproduced successfully, since the disclosure
uses the actual time intervals that the operator performed by example
for host transactions at the recording time.

      The Record/Play function is the mechanism to allow frequently
used keystroke sequences to be stored to a particular key in Record
mode and retrieved by depressing that particular key in Play mode.
However, because of the lack of Auto Pause/Auto Resume, the
conventional Record/Play could not reproduce the keystroke sequences
including AID keys.  The keystroke sequences played back immediately
after AID keys were rejected by the keyboard lock condition while
host transac...