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Cancelling And Querying an Asynchronous File-Delivery Request

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000120351D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 35K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Wang, DS: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for enterprise users to query or cancel an asynchronous FILE-DELIVERY request.

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Cancelling And Querying an Asynchronous File-Delivery Request

      This article describes a method for enterprise users to
query or cancel an asynchronous FILE-DELIVERY request.

      An office user who has the requirement for document
distribution may wish to store the delivery information from the
user's in-basket to a document 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 moved from the
user's in-basket to a library service asynchronously, and be able to
query or cancel any asynchronous command that was submitted at a
previous time.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby an office user can
request that a document be moved from the user's in-basket to a
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 store
delivery information into a docu...