Queued Submission of Work
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
The facility defined in this article is important to users of Intelligent Workstations because it allows work to be performed automatically on either the Host or the PC. The idea of queuing work for later execution is not in itself new; however, allowing individual users to queue work that can be performed both on the Intelligent Work- station and the Host is unique to the Professional Work Manager (PWM) product. Activities are PWM procedures that comprise commands that can simulate a user's computer interactions. Variables used by parameters associated with commands (derived from an input panel) can be saved with the Activity and will be used when the Activity executes. Activities can be stored in a queue, and the queue can be released at a specified date and time.