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Add Single User Configuration to the OS/2 Extended Edition Database Manager

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000119984D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Edwards, WM: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A program is disclosed that provides a way for a Database Requester workstation to use databases on its local machine.

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Add Single User Configuration to the OS/2 Extended Edition Database
Manager

      A program is disclosed that provides a way for a Database
Requester workstation to use databases on its local machine.

      Currently, the OS/2* Extended Edition (EE) Database Manager
supports three workstation configurations:
                       Server/Requester
                          Requester
                          Standalone
The Server/Requester can have local databases, access remote
databases, and allow other workstations to access its local
databases. A Requester has no local databases but can access
databases on Server/Requester workstations. A Standalone can have
local databases but cannot access any databases on other
workstations.

      A new configuration, Single User, is being added which will
allow Requester-type users to also have local databases. Users of
this configuration could create and use databases on their local
machines or request data from other Servers. This change will improve
the usability of the OS/2 EE Database Manager in that it will provide
users with a much needed configuration. Previously, a user had to
configure as a Server to be able to act as both a Requester and a
Standalone. This required more complex configuration, greater DASD
usage, etc. In a tier-pricing situation, this would make the OS/2 EE
Database Manager product less attractive. Instead, the user can n...