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Node List Presentation in the LAN NetView Start Transformer Status Window

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111265D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 84K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Shrader, TJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed are levels of improvement to the node lists in the Transformer Status Window in the IBM LAN NetView* Start 1.0 product (Start). In Start 1.0, the transformer status window only displayed the status for a single node that was selected from one of the lists contained in the transformer window. This was frustrating to the users who wanted to see status information on all the nodes in the list. The first level of improvement was introduced in Start 1.1, which showed all the status information for the nodes in a given list. A second level of improvement could be added as well. This level would not only show all the node status information, but it would also tie the information back to the node definition in the graphical topology representation. This article describes both levels of improvement.

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Node List Presentation in the LAN NetView Start Transformer Status
Window

      Disclosed are levels of improvement to the node lists in the
Transformer Status Window in the IBM LAN NetView* Start 1.0 product
(Start).  In Start 1.0, the transformer status window only displayed
the status for a single node that was selected from one of the lists
contained in the transformer window.  This was frustrating to the
users who wanted to see status information on all the nodes in the
list.  The first level of improvement was introduced in Start 1.1,
which showed all the status information for the nodes in a given
list.  A second level of improvement could be added as well.  This
level would not only show all the node status information, but it
would also tie the information back to the node definition in the
graphical topology representation.  This article describes both
levels of improvement.

      In the Start product, transformers are used to create response
files, LAN CID Utility (LCU) command files, and NetView DM/2 change
files for the products on each node dropped on the transformer.
(Users may also drop groups of nodes on a transformer.)  Each
transformer has four lists to present information on the dropped
nodes to the user:

1.  Queue list, which shows the nodes that are being processed by the
    transformer;

2.  Rejects list, which shows those nodes that could not be processed
    by the transformer because of missing or incomplete information;

3.  Successes list, which shows those nodes that were successfully
    processed by the transformer (i.e., a response, command, and/or
    change file was generated);

4.  Warnings list, which shows those nodes that were successfully
    processed by the transformer, but that had a warning message
    (such as a parameter being changed), that the user needs to
    examine.

      When the user selects an entry in one of the lists, except for
the queue list, instead of just showing status information for the
selected node, Start will show the status of all the nodes in a
transformer list box without the user having to double-click on each
one.  (The queue list is used in conjunction with the progress
indicator window to show the user which nodes are left for processing
by the transformer.)

      For example, whenever the user double-clicks on a node entry...