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Relationship Distributions

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102150D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Janis, F: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a method whereby a set of related objects can be distributed together.

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Relationship Distributions

       This article describes a method whereby a set of related
objects can be distributed together.

      Current Document Interchange Architecture for Document/Object
Distribution permits only one object to be distributed at a time. A
problem arises when a set of objects, related to each other in either
a folder relationship or a staple relationship, needs to be
distributed together as one single distribution. Currently, in order
for enterprises to distribute multiple related objects, users have to
issue multiple distribution commands for each document or object.
This causes unnec- essary hardships to the users and can seriously
degrade network performance.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby an enterprise can
distribute a set of related objects in one distribution command.
These objects are related to each other in either a folder relation
or a staple relation.  This new capability is provided by
architecting a new operand in the REQUEST-DISTRIBUTION command.  This
new operand allows the user to specify that:
      - only distribute the object itself
      - distribute the object and all the direct referenced
        objects
      - distribute the object and all the objects (both
       direct and indirect referenced objects)

      The distribution service will then distribute object(s) based
on these user-specified options. The receiving service upon reception
of this operand can pr...