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Cancelling And Querying an Asynchronous Copy Request

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120338D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for office users to query or cancel an asynchronous COPY request.

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Cancelling And Querying an Asynchronous Copy Request

      This article describes a method for office users to query
or cancel an asynchronous COPY request.

      An office user who has the requirement for document management
may wish to copy a document from the source library into the target
library. The user may wish to have the capability to segment such a
command into synchronous and asynchronous operations and have the
capability of querying or cancelling the asynchronous operations.  A
mechanism is needed which permits an office user to request that a
document be copied from the source library into the target library
asynchronously, and be able to query or cancel any asynchronous
command that was submitted at an earlier time.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby an office user can
request that a document be copied from the source library to the
target library asynchronously, and later on be able to query or
cancel the request. When the user originally submits the request, the
system will generate a unique identifier (UDI) which uniquely
identifies the asynchronous request.  Later on, the user can query or
cancel the incomplete asynchronous request by providing the unique
identifier (UDI) that was generated by the system when the command
was initially requested. This mechanism provides a unique method of
identifying, querying and canceling portions of an incomplete request
to copy a document.