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Method to Preserve Context Associated with Business Data Property Copied Inter Business Graph

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000167123D
Original Publication Date: 2008-Jan-31
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2008-Jan-31
Document File: 4 page(s) / 81K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a mechanism for preserving context wherever a Business Object property value is copied inter different Business Graphs. Context is very important to Business Object.

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Method to Preserve Context Associated with Business Data Property Copied Inter Business Graph

Business Graph (Fig. 1) carries Business Objects context such as change information, Event Summary, and instance schemas:

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FeatureChange is associated with Business Object by Business Graph Change Summary (Fig. 2) Object Changes:

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This disclosure copies the FeatureChange associated with the source Business Object from the source Change Summary Object Changes, and associates with the target Business Object into the target Change Summary Object Changes when copying the property value from the source Business Object in the source Business Graph into the target Business Object in the target Business Graph:

The copied FeatureChange will be intact if the source property and the target property are the exactly same one,
Otherwise, the copied FeatureChange will be updated with the target property/EStructuralFeature.

FeatureChange keeps old value before property change. A property old value can be single or multiple cardinality Business Object, as well as simple type value(s). Since Business Graph is self-contained/complete, Business Object who is the property old value, is also copied by this disclosure from source Business Graph to target Business Graph. This disclosure copies both property value Business Object and old value Business Object along with their context respectively.

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As the above drawing illustrates, ObjectExtension is associated with Business Object by Business Graph Event Summary. This disclosure copies the ObjectExtensio...