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Allow an Atomic Action for Asynchronous File-Delivery

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100686D
Original Publication Date: 1990-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 1 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for enterprise users to request that the Document Interchange Architecture FILE-DELIVERY function be processed either synchronously or asynchronously.

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Allow an Atomic Action for Asynchronous File-Delivery

       This article describes a method for enterprise users to
request that the Document Interchange Architecture FILE-DELIVERY
function be processed either synchronously or asynchronously.

      An enterprise user may wish to view his/her in-basket mail and
to file some of the mail objects from the in-basket to a DIA library.
 Sometimes this operation may not be performed synchronously due to
the availability of the line. No mechanism prior to this disclosure
exists in the Document Interchange Architecture to allow this
FILE-DELIVERY operation to be completed asynchronously.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby an enterprise user
can specify whether the FILE-DELIVERY operation is to be processed
immediately and the results returned to the user, or the
FILE-DELIVERY operation is to be completed asynchronously via a
synchronous OBTAIN operation (to obtain a snapshot of the mail object
from the in-basket), followed by an asynchronous FILE operation (to
file the snapshot of the mail object to a DIA library at a later
time) within one logical unit of work.