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Architecture for Batch Operations Based on Direct Manipulation of Template Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000114182D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bowman, M: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

Disclosed is an architecture for batch operations based on direct manipulation of template objects.

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Architecture for Batch Operations Based on Direct Manipulation of
Template Objects

      Disclosed is an architecture for batch operations based on
direct manipulation of template objects.

     System administrators often find themselves in a situation where
numerous classes of objects are required.  For example, a college
administrator may need to add all new students to the computer
science department as users to a particular system.  This task can be
very repetitive and frustrating.

     A template object is a generic object which can contain default
information about properties and actions for the object class.  This
default information can be static, user defined, or defined by
another source.  Returning to the example, a template object of user
class could be set up, such that user name information could come
from a file, like a department roster.  When the template performed
the create user action, a single user would not be added but new
users would be created for all individuals contained in the file.

     The benefits of this disclosed architecture lies in its ability
to perform multiple tasks with a single action, and the versatility
to define how and where information is used in the manipulation of
the objects.