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PROGRAM CREATES ERROR FILE THAT CAN BE TRANSFORMED TO PROGRAM INPUT FILE

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013975D
Original Publication Date: 1999-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Main Idea for Disclosure RPS8-1999-0022 Archived On: 05/05/99 03:20:55 AM IBM Confidential ABSTRACT: Normally, a properly written program will perform various types or work within it's domain and tell the user that something failed. The user will then have to interpet the fail based on documentation or quite often very cryptic error descriptions. In this invention the program creates an error file that describes which operation that failed plus any unique information to add more clarification to the failing operation. However, where it differs from current programs is that the error file can be used to recreate the failing work and the history of the events that led up to the fail in a unique method. The error file stores information in a way that can be transformed into a script file that is exactly the same format as program input files. That ability allows modification of the work and it's properties to improve time to fail.