Method to Improve Visibility of Data Being Processed Remotely
Original Publication Date: 1988-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-16
Timely data access is critical in a business environment. To get this timely data to other users in a LAN environment in order for them to make business decisions e.g., reorder, onhand distribution decisions, etc., two techniques for distributing data are employed in accordance with this new method. First, the method performs automatic acquisition of required data (for that user). Second, on request by menu selection, the method brings over requested data from the master file. The users can refer to data by familiar names and do not have to worry about such trivia as the address and location of the master file.