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Specification of a Date and Time after Which an Office Request Can be Executed

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102299D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing enterprise users to specify a date and time after which an office request can be executed.

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Specification of a Date and Time after Which an Office Request Can be Executed

       This article describes a method for allowing enterprise
users to specify a date and time after which an office request can be
executed.

      An enterprise may wish to specify a date and time after which
an office request should be executed by a service which defers office
requests for execution. This article describes a mechanism whereby an
enterprise can identify a date and time after which a software
request will be executed and if the mode of execution should be
asynchronous or synchronous. This mechanism permits users to control
the processing of software requests. A user may wish to specify that
the request be executed synchronously after a specified date and
time, or if the request should be executed asynchronously after a
specified date and time. Furthermore, a user may want the capability
of specifying if the software request should be executed immediately
as an asynchronous request or as a synchronous request.  Finally, a
user may wish to permit the deferred service to choose either an
asynchronous or synchronous mode for the execution of the request.

      The construction of a self-identifying object composed of a
binary bit mask permits a Boolean value to be indicated as to whether
a request should be executed either asynchronously or synchronously
after a specified date and time. Another bit in this binary bit mask
can be utilized to specify that the mode of e...