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This is a Generic Function document GF Distribution Version: 0.3 OIAr logo
Document type: Generic Function Owner:

J.A.H. Schoonderbeek


This Generic Function belongs to Working Area Network. The Distribution function is used to route incoming data to one or more destination, based upon a more or less complex rule set. The simplest rule set would duplicate incoming data to two different destinations, the most complex rule sets would use the incoming data itself, meta-data obtained from elsewhere, and environmental parameters and conditions to make the routing decisions.

When routing is based on relatively simple criteria, such as routing information in the incoming data, this function can be used by itself. When routing is based on more complex criteria, it can be useful to add the Rules Engine function to model/describe those complex criteria.

While this function is found often in network and other data transport facilities, it can also be useful in complex facilities that store or process data.


The image "Icon GF Distribution.png" (shown below) can be used to represent this infrastructure function in graphical Pattern representations that it might be part of:

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Generic Patterns using this Generic Function

The following Generic Patterns use this function:

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Generic PatternOwnerMaturity
Access DistributionJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3
Data TransportJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek2
Data Zone ProtectionJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek4
Managed File TransferJ.A.H. Schoonderbeek3

Applied versions of this Generic Function

The following variants of this function have been defined:

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