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Graphical User Interface Design of the Message Panel in LAN Server Specialist

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115027D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 58K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Huang, G: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This disclosure addresses the Graphical User Interface (GUI) design of the message panel of the Knowledge Base Editor for the LAN Server Specialist (LSS) system. The LAN Server Specialist system is a problem determination tool for IBM LAN Server 3.0 and 4.0*. It analyzes and correlates the error messages issued by LAN Servers and LAN Requesters in real-time, and reports possible causes and recommended actions.

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Graphical User Interface Design of the Message Panel in LAN Server
Specialist

      This disclosure addresses the Graphical User Interface (GUI)
design of the message panel of the Knowledge Base Editor for the LAN
Server Specialist (LSS) system.  The LAN Server Specialist system is
a problem determination tool for IBM LAN Server 3.0 and 4.0*.  It
analyzes and correlates the error messages issued by LAN Servers and
LAN Requesters in real-time, and reports possible causes and
recommended actions.

      The Knowledge Base Editor is a part of LSS, which provides a
way for users to edit messages, causes, actions and the relationship
between them.  The knowledge entered by the users is used by the
inference engine for the real-time problem determination.

      One panel is needed to edit the message-cause relationship from
the message point of view.  What need to be considered includes:
  1.  There can be more than one causes associated with one message;
  2.  The relationships of variables between message and cause need
to
       be specified;
  3.  The location of the cause needs to be specified;
  4.  The condition of the message-cause relationship needs to be
       specified.

      The panel layout is shown above.  The Message field displays
the message to be edited, Message-variables field displays its
variables.

      The Cause-ID-list field displays a list of cause IDs associated
with the message.  There are three pushbutt...