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Method to Create Files Greater Than 64K in OV/2

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110681D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 2 page(s) / 78K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gupta, A: AUTHOR

Abstract

This article describes a method for creating files greater than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1. Large files are created by merging smaller FFT or RFT data files into a larger file. This can be done automatically under the covers or at the users request dependent on what is required.

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Method to Create Files Greater Than 64K in OV/2

       This article describes a method for creating files
greater than 64K within OS/2* Office Version 1.  Large files are
created by merging smaller FFT or RFT data files into a larger file.
This can be done automatically under the covers or at the users
request dependent on what is required.

      From OS/2 Office Version 1 it is possible to exchange mail with
users on host platforms.  Customers wanted to create large documents
from OS/2 Office Version 1 and exchange them with host users.  There
was a limit that would not allow the creation of documents over 64K.
Customers also wanted to be able to have many individuals work on
different parts of the document and then merge all the different
parts into one large document.  The new function allows the end user
to create the larger files in multiple ways.

      Once the user receives a mail item in their inbasket that is
larger than 64K, it is split into several smaller documents.  When
the user performs a Forward, or a Forward with Reply, function on the
object, the smaller files are all merged into the single large item
if so desired by the end user.  If the end user desires, the smaller
portions may be saved and then mailed individually.

      If the user does a forward on the mail item, then the smaller
files are automatically merged into the original large note that was
mailed to retain complete data integrity.  If the user wishes to mail
only a portion of the original mail item, they may save the smaller
files as separate items and then mail them as new items as needed.
It is also possible for the user to mail some of the items as the
smaller mail items and to combine the smaller mail items into the
large mail item greater than 64K...