Method, system and program product for preserving a user state in an application

  • US 7,472,190 B2
  • Filed: 10/17/2003
  • Issued: 12/30/2008
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/17/2003
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method for preserving a user state in a single application used to process transactions to a plurality of users in a stateless online environment, comprising:

  • providing milestones at predetermined locations in the application within a workflow of the application, the application having a series of executable workflow processes and being loaded on a server, each milestone comprising a checkpoint in the runtime execution of the application;

    associating a user with a particular milestone; and

    automatically transporting the user to the particular milestone when the user logs into the application following an interruption in execution of the application.

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