Architecture for Batch Operations Based on Direct Manipulation of Template Objects
Original Publication Date: 1994-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Bowman, M: AUTHOR [+4]
Disclosed is an architecture for batch operations based on direct manipulation of template objects.
Architecture for Batch Operations Based on Direct
an architecture for batch operations based on
direct manipulation of template objects.
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.
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