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Alert Notification by Set of Thresholds

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000122200D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-04
Document File: 1 page(s) / 48K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

A programmatic mechanism is described which provides for notifying one or more asynchronous processes in respect to a user-configured set of threshold counts.

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Alert Notification by Set of Thresholds

      A programmatic mechanism is described which provides for
notifying one or more asynchronous processes in respect to a
user-configured set of threshold counts.

      This methodology is useful in implementing asynchronous
notification when many different types of events and more than one
instance of a particular type of event dictate a notification. One or
more asynchronous processes are notified in respect to a configured
set of threshold counts. Each count is a number for a particular
class of events. When the number of events for a class or set of
classes has been reached, notification is made.

      One derivation of this method can be applied to mail inbasket
notification. A user may want to configure a set of threshold counts
per distribution type, whereby notification will not occur until one
or more of the threshold counts has been met. User Joe does not want
to be notified of new deliveries in his inbasket until 3 Mail Items
or 4 undelivered status items or 5 confirmation of delivery (COD)
items have arrived. Furthermore, Joe could chose to configure not to
be notified of any arriving items until all of each type of item or
all items have arrived. So, Joe can configure to be notified for
every 3 Mail items, every 4 undelivered items and every 5 COD items.
He could also configure to be notified for every 12 items as 3 Mail,
4 undelivered, 5 COD.  Joe should have complete control over alert
notification by c...