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Application Interface With Profs

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000101841D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Sep-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-16
Document File: 2 page(s) / 49K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Molho, J: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is an automatic interface system between any application and PROFS* (Professional Office System), which allows processing all reports in the same way. This interface is application independent; every application which runs on any system, and which needs to produce a formatted document to be distributed, must be able to use the interface.

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Application Interface With Profs

Disclosed is an automatic interface system between any application and PROFS* (Professional Office System), which allows processing all reports in the same way. This interface is application independent; every application which runs on any system, and which needs to produce a formatted document to be distributed, must be able to use the interface.

On the PROFS system, a disconnected CMS machine runs the APIPROFS EXEC, during the operational shift.

This procedure is waked up, every hour, to scan its spool reader. When a file named ALLTHE PACKAGE comes into this reader, APIPROFS reads this file, splits it in different items (Document, sender, receiver etc...), puts the document in PROFS Data Base, and sends it to the distribution list.

In case of system shutdown, an automatic recovery is provided by APIPROFS itself, wherever the system shutdown has occurred.

The distribution list may contain users on PROFS sites or non-PROFS sites. In case of PROFS sites, the generated document is forwarded "a la" PROFS; in case of non-PROFS sites, the document is sent thanks to "sendfile" CMS command.

APIPROFS also contains a little communications package: whatever the process result is, the program sends the sender (the application user) a message and a VM note indicating: Date/Time of the process

Process status (failure or success)

APIPROFS has been written in REXX Language, using the CMS disconnected machine which can run without manual logging....