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Project Definition Macro Enhancements for Enterprise Library

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111238D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Borelli, J: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

An important feature of the Enterprise Library concept is that of centralized adminstration. When connecting multiple libraries, the adminstration should not have to define the enterprise library structure to each library. Instead, a common definition, created once by the adminstration, should be shared by all libraries.

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Project Definition Macro Enhancements for Enterprise Library

      An important feature of the Enterprise Library concept is that
of centralized adminstration.  When connecting multiple libraries,
the adminstration should not have to define the enterprise library
structure to each library.  Instead, a common definition, created
once by the adminstration, should be shared by all libraries.

      In existing library products a set of macros is defined which
allow project adminstration.  The macros are limited and cannot
support the definition of a project which spanned the Enterprise
library.  Project definition macros are modified to handle not only
project information, but also information about portions of the
Enterprise Project which would reside at other libraries, (Figure).

      The first change to the existing project definition was the
concept of an external library.  The next concept to add was of
ownership.  For certain constructs, such as groups and translators,
the administrator is provided with the ability to specify the library
owned.  Finally extending existing project definition services
through path name and length extension allowed for definitions
outside the current boundries of the native system for the Enterprise
Project across different systems.