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Programmable Interface for Generic Host Database Programs for an Imaging System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103563D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 50K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Daley, M: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

The problem addressed by this invention is to provide a generic and programmable interface between a workstation and a host database program which participates in the indexing of information necessary to access images stored on an image object distribution manager.

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Programmable Interface for Generic Host Database Programs for an Imaging System

       The problem addressed by this invention is to provide a
generic and programmable interface between a workstation and a host
database program which participates in the indexing of information
necessary to access images stored on an image object distribution
manager.

      In an existing host system, a workstation communicates as an LU
2.0 terminal over a 3270 link to a database manager program which
runs on a first host computer.  The database manager program
interacts with the workstation through a series of 3270-type menu
screens.

      The database management program allows the workstation to
transfer to the database management program the indexing information
necessary to enable the accessing of images which are transmitted
from the workstation to a second host running the object distribution
manager and managing the image storage for images.  The workstation
communicates with a second host for storing images using the LU 6.2
protocol.

      It is desirable to provide other types of host database
management programs.  In order to accomplish this, a generic and
programmable format is required to communicate between the
workstation over the 3270 link to the generic database management
program.

      This is achieved by using the MVS map which represents a screen
of information in the 3270 format, with bytes from 0-2000.  In
accordance with the invention, the...