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Creation of Registration API to Build ORS Flat Files

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121959D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 2 page(s) / 71K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Bell, LK: AUTHOR [+4]

Abstract

This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to provide a set of APIs for use by vendor applications, user applications, or internal OS/2 Office applications that need to extract class and template information for specified classes and/or templates from the OS/2 Office OV2RS.INI file by placing the class and template information in a flat ASCII .ORS file.

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Creation of Registration API to Build ORS Flat Files

      This article describes a method for OS/2* Office to
provide a set of APIs for use by vendor applications, user
applications, or internal OS/2 Office applications that need to
extract class and template information for specified classes and/or
templates from the OS/2 Office OV2RS.INI file by placing the class
and template information in a flat ASCII .ORS file.

      OS/2 Office will create an API that can take input parameters
and extract information for the requested class/templates.  The input
parameters are:  class, template name (optional), ORS extraction
filename, and ORS packaging subdirectory (optional, default
supplied).  The API will create a "formatted" flat ASCII ORS file
from the extracted class and template information, which will contain
all currently used ORS keywords and related, existing (extracted)
keyword information.  This flat ASCII ORS file can then be used to
register a replica of the extracted class (and associated templates)
for other users, using the ORS registration utility.  In addition,
OS/2 Office will need to save the name of the template's instance
data file as a part of the OOSCLASSINFO structure in order to be able
to completely replicate the template from one user to another.

      The ability to extract class and template information will be
useful to customers in several ways.  Currently, users have to be
technically knowledgeable to be able to port OS/2 Office templates
from one user to another.  Even, if they are willing to port the
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