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Interface for creating custom, end -user, role based application interfaces

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000013828D
Original Publication Date: 2000-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-18
Document File: 3 page(s) / 117K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Disclosed is a graphical interface to enable creating and customizing an application interface for a user or user group based on the role or business function that the user/group serves within the enterprise. The administrator defines the role based application interface by constructing the menu bar and the icon bar for the user. Each role based interface is called a profile and includes an icon bar and menu bar. The administrator uses the dialog shown below (Fig 1) to create the profile and to define the menu bar and icon bar for each profile. The administrator can add, edit, delete, and shift items in the menu or icon bars.

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Interface for creating custom, end -user, role based application interfaces

Disclosed is a graphical interface to enable creating and customizing an application interface for a user or user group based on the role or business function that the user/group serves within the enterprise. The administrator defines the role based application interface by constructing the menu bar and the icon bar for the user. Each role based interface is called a profile and includes an icon bar and menu bar. The administrator uses the dialog shown below (Fig 1) to create the profile and to define the menu bar and icon bar for each profile. The administrator can add, edit, delete, and shift items in the menu or icon bars.

Figure 1 - Profile configuration dialog

Creating the icon bar for the user profile:

The administrator selects the "Icon Bar" button shown in the dialog above (Fig 1). This action displays the icon bar interface that is defined for the users of the profile that is currently selected in the list. For example, the icon bar below (Fig 2) is defined for the Asset Management Administrators profile

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Figure 2 - Icon bar interface for Asset Management Administrator

The icon bar interface displays the buttons with the images that are defined for this profile. In the example shown in Fig 2, the buttons in positions 1-10 were previously established. The buttons in positions 11-16 are open and available for use for this profile. The open positions only appear on the icon bar in...