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Retention Entry Status Object for Asynchronous Request Queuing

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103343D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-17
Document File: 1 page(s) / 44K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method whereby an enterprise user can specify conditions under which the entry status of an asynchronous request should be maintained by an entry status log. An enterprise may wish to automate the maintenance procedure of an entry status log for processing asynchronous requests.

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Retention Entry Status Object for Asynchronous Request Queuing

      This article describes a method whereby an enterprise user can
specify conditions under which the entry status of an asynchronous
request should be maintained by an entry status log. An enterprise
may wish to automate the maintenance procedure of an entry status log
for processing asynchronous requests.

      A user who has submitted an asynchronous request to be executed
multiple times may wish for only the most recent status of the
asynchronous request to be maintained by an entry status log. Without
such a mechanism multiple entry statuses would be retained for one
asynchronous request which is scheduled to be executed multiple
times.  A mechanism is needed which permits enterprises to
automatically maintain, update, and delete entry status log
information.

      A self-identifying object which identifies a binary bit mask to
represent the circumstances which will govern if an asynchronous
request entry status is to be discarded or updated to an entry status
log can be utilized to automate an entry status log.  This bit mask
define such conditions as delete an asynchronous request entry if the
entry is being executed multiple times and has been previously filed,
or has been previously opened. This mechanism permits an individual
to control the amount of entry statuses which will be logged. This
mechanism also permits an individual to control the amount of logging
due to affinity users re...