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Paperless Reporting and Information Distribution for Engineering

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000039926D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-01

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bebar, JA [+details]

Abstract

Paperless Reporting and Information Distribution for Engineering (PRIDE) is a system that runs on IBM's Virtual Machine (VM) Operating System and is written in the REXX language. Its main purpose is to make programs, data, graphs, reports, etc., that are created in different programming languages accessible to users from a single friendly online menu. Another important feature is that the maintenance of PRIDE merely involves updating a table and, therefore, does not require any programming experience. The PRIDE menu is created automatically from a table which is just a Conversational Monitor System (CMS) fixed-length file that resides on the same disk as the PRIDE program.