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Display of Unassociated Communication Subsystem Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107504D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 77K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Green, EA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method of displaying communications objects that are part of a communications subsystem in a format that shows all communications objects associated with a given type of communications. This display format allows a user to view all the objects for a given type of communications, to add new objects, and to change the names and properties of existing objects. This display format is intended to be used in conjunction with another display format which shows the relationships between the objects.

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Display of Unassociated Communication Subsystem Objects

       Disclosed is a method of displaying communications
objects that are part of a communications subsystem in a format that
shows all communications objects associated with a given type of
communications.  This display format allows a user to view all the
objects for a given type of communications, to add new objects, and
to change the names and properties of existing objects.  This display
format is intended to be used in conjunction with another display
format which shows the relationships between the objects.

      When configuring a communications subsystem there are many
parameters that must be defined to enable communications to other
systems.  The number of parameters will typically increase when
connecting to multiple systems and when using multiple types of
connections.  Existing methods of defining these parameters often
utilize a system of prompting users along a series of menus and
options until a working system is defined. However, these prompting
methods often do not allow users to define sets of parameters that
are not immediately used.  Also, they often do not allow easy access
to parameters for subsequent changes.

      With this method related parameters are grouped together to
make an object.  Each object is defined as a particular type based on
the type of parameters it contains. For each type of communications
subsystem, specific object types are necessary.  For example, in...