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Display of Associated Communication Subsystem Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107507D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-21
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

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 relationships between the objects. This method allows a user to interact with the objects to add new objects, change the names and properties of existing objects, and to change the relationships between objects.

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Display of Associated Communication Subsystem Objects

       Disclosed is a method of displaying communications
objects that are part of a communications subsystem in a format that
shows relationships between the objects.  This method allows a user
to interact with the objects to add new objects, change the names and
properties of existing objects, and to change the relationships
between 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 do not give a user an indication at the beginning of the task
of the information that will be required, nor do they provide easy
access to later changes and additions.

      The method disclosed here provides the user with a more global
perspective on the requirements of the configuration task than other
methods provide, and with easy access for later 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. ...