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Perfect Method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for Record/Play Function

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111422D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 4 page(s) / 93K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Hagiwara, M: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a new method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for recording or playing key sequences including transactions with a host system. By using a Record/Play function, the transaction including complicated key sequences can be easily recorded and reproduced. This disclosure makes possible to play the key sequences efficiently and successfully in playing time.

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Perfect Method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for Record/Play Function

      Disclosed is a new method of Auto Pause/Auto Resume for
recording or playing key sequences including transactions with a host
system.  By using a Record/Play function, the transaction including
complicated key sequences can be easily recorded and reproduced.
This disclosure makes possible to play the key sequences efficiently
and successfully in playing time.

      The Record/Play function has the mechanism to allow keystroke
sequences to be stored successively to a particular key or file, and
to allow keystroke sequences to be reproduced by depressing the
particular key or selecting the file.

      At pressing AID (Attention Identifier) key, like Enter, PF key,
etc...  terminal requests an action to host system and then host
system starts the transaction of AID key.  At this time key input is
inhibited and key sequence is rejected until host system finishes the
transaction.  Due to lack of useful Auto Pause/Auto Resume method,
however, the conventional Record/Play function waits for a while
after AID key is reproduced or it reproduces a Pause key function
which suspends playing back until operator manually restarts playing.
Therefore, it is necessary to judge precisely when host system
finishes the transaction of AID key in order to reproduce recording
data successively and automatically.

      The method disclosed here makes recorded data be reproduced
successfully; it uses and records the following status information at
the recording time:

      (1) status of connection with a host

      (2) field attribute of the field where the cursor is in

      (3) position of cursor

      This disclosure cuts down waiting time for playing a key after
AID key and prevents the failure of reproducing.  For example, the
conventional Record/Play function might play the next data before a
host system finishes the transaction of AID key, or display the
information for non- display field (like a password) on the screen by
mistake.

The disclosure...