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Method to Create and Activate Profile Functions for Multiple-User Profiles

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000064475D
Original Publication Date: 1985-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-19

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Camp, LS Devany, EP Hedgemon, L Mayfield, VA [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which allows the creation of user profiles as a single DOS file rather than proliferating DOS files for each machine function requiring profile information. The term "user-defined profile" refers to a DOS flat file dataset that contains unique system hardware and text defaults that are customized/tailored by the user. The "system profile" which contains the system default hardware and text characteristics of the program is always loaded during IPL by default. It is highly desirable in many instances to have defaults loaded at IPL (initial program load) that are different from the system profile (default).