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Retrieve Operands - Return Unique Names in a Deliver Command

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100032D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 2 page(s) / 79K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Janis, FL: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a feature that relates to operands on the DIA RETRIEVE command. The DIA RETRIEVE command is used to request that documents or parts of documents be returned to the requester in a DELIVER command. As documents and the model objects that make up a DIA document have grown and become more complex, the RETRIEVE command needed to become more sophisticated to fulfill user requests. Documents can be related to one another in a variety of ways, such as folder relationships, staple relationships, and Search Results Documents. The requests of a RETRIEVE command must reflect the possibility of such relationships. In addition, the information returned from a RETRIEVE command must convey the contents of such relationships.

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Retrieve Operands - Return Unique Names in a Deliver Command

       This article describes a feature that relates to operands
on the DIA RETRIEVE command. The DIA RETRIEVE command is used to
request that documents or parts of documents be returned to the
requester in a DELIVER command. As documents and the model objects
that make up a DIA document have grown and become more complex, the
RETRIEVE command needed to become more sophisticated to fulfill user
requests. Documents can be related to one another in a variety of
ways, such as folder relationships, staple relationships, and Search
Results Documents. The requests of a RETRIEVE command must reflect
the possibility of such relationships. In addition, the information
returned from a RETRIEVE command must convey the contents of such
relationships. Additional information, such as the identity of
documents returned based on direct and indirect relationships, must
be returned in the DELIVER command. The identification of documents
in DIA can either be by Library Assigned Document Name (LADN) or
Fully Qualified Unique Name (FQUN). The DELIVER Command must be able
to return either type of identification.

      The RETRIEVE command worked in two methods. The first returned
all or parts of a document to a requester. The entire document or
certain selected model objects were returned. The selection was
specified in a sub-operand of the IDENTIFIED-DATA operand specified
on the RETRIEVE command.  The sub-operand used a bit pattern to
specify model objects. As the number of model objects a document
could have grew, the bit pattern was exceeded. The second method to
return information to a requester was to return selected parameters
of a document or documents to the requester in a separate document
type. The document type was the DOCUMENT-DESCRIPTOR-DOCUMENT. The
parameters were specified in the DOCUMENT...