Extraction and Merging in Pc-Host Processing
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This article describes the facility provided in the Professional Work Manager (PWM) product to share procedures (called Activities) for PC-Host interactions. The method of extracting Activities is as important as the advantage of being able to share centrally created Activities. The ability to extract Activities and merge them into another user's set saves the time needed to develop Activities individually. It also standardizes interfaces between all workstations and their interaction with Host products and systems. Activities in PWM comprise a set of commands that simulate a user's interaction with the Host. Exceptions are conditions that may occur on the Host that inhibit the continued processing of an Activity.