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Unique Name Operand

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000102955D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Janis, FL: AUTHOR

Abstract

This paper discusses the concept of User Assigned Service Guaranteed Unique Names in a DIA Library. This concept allows for an alternate naming scheme to the DIA Library Assigned Document Name (LADN). A document receives a LADN when it is filed into the Library. It can also receive a Unique Name which the User requests. The Service verifies that the Name is Unique within the scope specified by the request. The scope of a request may be either the Library or a DIA Folder. These Unique Names may be combined into a Fully Qualified Unique Name (FQUN), which may be used to identify or reference the document in DIA Commands.

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Unique Name Operand

      This paper discusses the concept of User Assigned Service
Guaranteed Unique Names in a DIA Library. This concept allows for an
alternate naming scheme to the DIA Library Assigned Document Name
(LADN). A document receives a LADN when it is filed into the Library.
It can also receive a Unique Name which the User requests. The
Service verifies that the Name is Unique within the scope specified
by the request. The scope of a request may be either the Library or a
DIA Folder. These Unique Names may be combined into a Fully Qualified
Unique Name (FQUN), which may be used to identify or reference the
document in DIA Commands.

      The DIA Library assigns a LADN in each document filed into the
Library. This name consists of a Date and Time Stamp and a Library
Identifier. The LADN must be used to retrieve or access the document.
If a Search is done which selects the document, the entry in the
Search Results Document, containing the LADN, may also be used to
identify the document for further actions. There was no alternative
to the LADN for the User to identify his or her document in the
Library.

      The concept of a User Specified Service Guaranteed Unique Name
requires a Unique Name operand to convey the User's request.  The
Unique Name operand for DIA commands consists of three basic parts.
The first part specifies the object and the context where the name is
to be used. It consists of a pointer to the object, a pointer to the
context, and a context type. The second part specifies the name the
requester has supplied o...