Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
This invention relates to a method for remote invocation of a first computer (host) from a second computer (PC) having dialog resources and coupling the first computer over a dedicated path. The dialog resources include a keyboard and display. The second computer has resident therein an invocation routine. The method comprises the steps of (a) selecting one of the set of prestored scenario files responsive to a keystroke entry at the second computer; and (b) executing at the second computer the selected scenario file, including communicating to the first computer and causing activation of a resident invocation routine therein. Parenthetically, the selected scenario file is executed one statement at a time and simulates the first computer's invocation activities.