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IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103210D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 38K

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IBM

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Wang, DS: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for allowing library users to create a document and place the newly created document into the library in the checked out status in one atomic operation.

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      This article describes a method for allowing library users to
create a document and place the newly created document into the
library in the checked out status in one atomic operation.

      Currently, a document can be placed into a Document Interchange
Architecture library in the following ways: 1. a new document can be
placed into the library as a "non-revisable" document, 2. a previous
checked out document can be placed back into the library with the
document status set to "revisable- unlocked".

      The library user may wish to place a new document into the
library, and at the same time set the document state to "locked" to
keep the document from changing by other users. No mechanism prior to
this invention disclosure exists in the Document Interchange
Architecture to provide this function.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby a library user can
place a new document into the library in the "locked" state to keep
the data integrity of the document. This function is provided by
allowing library users to specify the document state to be
"revisable-locked" when placing a new document into the library.  The
library service will then create a CHECKOUT- PARAMETER-SET in the
DOCUMENT MODEL OBJECT of the document and change the DOCUMENT-STATE
value in the DOCUMENT MODEL OBJECT to be "revisable-locked".  This
will prevent other users from changing the document.

      Disclosed anonymously.