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OS/2 Distributed Automation Edition Data Recording Mechanism

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109198D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Genty, D: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is a set of programs which are designed to capture events or measurements for a manufacturing process or product. It provides several interfaces to record data. Data Storage is unique because it allows data to be stored in multiple places: in an OS/2* Distributed Automation Edition* (DAE) table, at an external host, or to a user written Distributed Automation Edition shell application.

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OS/2 Distributed Automation Edition Data Recording Mechanism

       Disclosed is a set of programs which are designed to
capture events or measurements for a manufacturing process or
product.  It provides several interfaces to record data.  Data
Storage is unique because it allows data to be stored in multiple
places: in an OS/2* Distributed Automation Edition* (DAE) table, at
an external host, or to a user written Distributed Automation Edition
shell application.

      Data Storage consists of a program calling interface and a
group of Distributed Automation Edition screen interfaces.  The
screen interface allows operations to be performed on Data Storage
configuration information and allows maintenance to be performed on
Distributed Automation Edition tables.

      User data is sent to the Data Storage system via a Distributed
Automation Edition Send request. The data sent to the system has a
defined structure allowing for nine thirty-character data fields plus
one additional field which is free format and has variable length.
The size and type (ASCII or character) of the free format field is
determined by the user at configuration time.

      The actions that Data Storage performs on received data is
determined by the configuration information associated with a
specific identifier. The identifier is pre-configured (through
screens) and specifies the destination of the data (either table,
host, or shell).  See the figure.  A predefined default tab...