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Enhanced System Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000113472D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 105K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Knight, TJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Enhanced System Manager is a set of programs that work together to provide supervisors and users of a large transaction based system like Check Processing Control System (CPCS) a way to automate the control and flow of work. It monitors, tracks, automatically starts tasks, keeps a history, has recovery, maintains rules for when to start processing units of work, moves work from queue to queue as each task completes its processing of a unit of work, and allows the user or supervisor to modify the flow of work through the system.

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Enhanced System Manager

      Enhanced System Manager is a set of programs that work together
to provide supervisors and users of a large transaction based system
like Check Processing Control System (CPCS) a way to automate the
control and flow of work.  It monitors, tracks, automatically starts
tasks, keeps a history, has recovery, maintains rules for when to
start processing units of work, moves work from queue to queue as
each task completes its processing of a unit of work, and allows the
user or supervisor to modify the flow of work through the system.

      System Manager in its enhanced form is a group of programs that
is designed to manage the flow of work through (CPCS).  System
Manager is designed to track work in the system.  It is designed to
make the life of a supervisor easier, if not eliminate the need for a
supervisor that runs the whole system.  It is designed to keep track
of work as it is created, processed, modified, or deleted from the
system.  It automatically creates or updates its files as
units-of-work are created, processed, modified, or deleted.  Based on
information available when a unit-of-work is created, it assigns a
flow to that unit-of-work.  This flow will tell System Manager which
of the transactions or applications a unit-of-work should be
processed by and in what order.  System Manager also allows for the
overriding of a flow by an operator or a supervisor as needed.  It
allows an operator or supervisor to change the flow for a given
unit-of-work or a whole group of units-of-work as needed.  It allows
an operator or supervisor to permanently change a flow, so all
units-of-work assigned to that flow after that point in time use the
new flow.

      System Manager also generates its own flows based on data
available within the transaction system it is part of.  By reading
files that describe the type of work to be processed and other
related data as to how the units-of-work are to be processed, System
Manager self generates its flow data sets for units-of-work.  System
Manager provides interactive access to its control files to allow for
modification by supervisors or operators as needed.

      System Manager allows a user to define conditions under which a
unit-of-work will be processed by a given application or transaction.
These conditions can include a time interval, time of day, day of
week, time of day for a given day in the week, multiple conditions,
event driven, and other user definable conditions.  This allows for
multiple events to be defined as required or to have occurred before
one or multiple units-of-work are processed by an application or
transaction.  In addition, a unit-of-work might be processed by
multiple applications or transactions at the same time.  System
Manager builds and maintains queues or work related blocks for each
application or transaction.  System...