Transaction-Centered Hierarchy for an Interactive System
Original Publication Date: 1986-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09
The present invention relates to a structure for an on-line interactive system in which the screen has (1) common fields into which generic (or application-independent) data is entered and (2) application's fields. If there is an entry in any common field, the system ignores entries (if any) in the application's fields and an input control module performs the function represented by the common field entry. Otherwise, a process control module executes application logic. In Fig. 1, the basic interactive system structure 100 includes a Main Executive Module 102 which receives input from an input analyzer 104. The Input Analyzer 104 accepts a screen as input. The control line 22 is analyzed and code corresponding to a line 22 entry is determined.