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Easy to Use PM Interface to the OS/2 Query Manager Callable Interface

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110304D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 75K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Jolivet, M: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is the Automated Logistics and Production Solution (ALPS) Query Manager Callable Interface API (QMCI) for PM applications.

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Easy to Use PM Interface to the OS/2 Query Manager Callable Interface

       Disclosed is the Automated Logistics and Production
Solution (ALPS) Query Manager Callable Interface API (QMCI) for PM
applications.

      The OS/2* Query Manager Callable Interface APIs limit how
Presentation Manager* (PM) applications must interact with the OS/2
Query Manager.  A programmer wishing to use the OS/2 callable
interface functions must go through a series of complex steps in
order to interact affectively with the Query Manager.

      The ALPS QMCI API functionally bridges the PM programmer to the
Query Manager through its own unique interface.  By utilizing the
ALPS QMCI API the programmer can utilize the built-in menu and
reporting mechanisms found in the Query Manager.  This keeps the
programmer from spending large amounts of time building complex PM
dialogs to display various reports and menus.  In the past, if a
report was to be displayed to a user, he or she would need to start
a separate Query Manager session and then go through a series of
Query Manager dialogs to get the report he or she wished to view;
now, with the QMCI API the controlling PM Operating Interface
application can easily run the desired report, menu, and/or procedure
directly without having the operator start a separate Query Manager
session.

      The QMCI API not only allows the application to interface
directly to the Query Manager, but also performs other tasks such as:
     - maximizing the Query Manager dialog,
     - disabling the minimize and maximize buttons on the Query
Manager dia...