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User-Defined Panel Field Value Verification With Associated Encoding

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034611D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Decker, SR: AUTHOR

Abstract

This is a facility that allows a user to modify the list of values used to verify entered data and the coded value associated with those values. Software products that allow data to be entered through input panels may require the use of valid values and code values to represent the valid value during processing. These programs employ a hard-coded table in programs or files inaccessible to end users. Thus, end users are unable to maintain the set of valid values and their associated codes. IBM Professional Work Manager (PWM) gives the end user access to this information so that it can be modified as the need arises. The facility allows the user to use a predefined list of values and their associated codes and to extend, modify or recreate the list for specific fields.

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User-Defined Panel Field Value Verification With Associated Encoding

This is a facility that allows a user to modify the list of values used to verify entered data and the coded value associated with those values. Software products that allow data to be entered through input panels may require the use of valid values and code values to represent the valid value during processing. These programs employ a hard-coded table in programs or files inaccessible to end users. Thus, end users are unable to maintain the set of valid values and their associated codes. IBM Professional Work Manager (PWM) gives the end user access to this information so that it can be modified as the need arises. The facility allows the user to use a predefined list of values and their associated codes and to extend, modify or recreate the list for specific fields. The list remains valid for fields that use the same name on other panels. This facility can reduce data entry errors. If an invalid value is entered, the facility will open a window on the screen and display the set of valid values. Only the values are displayed, not the associated coded values. The user can review the list of valid value names and, without removing the window, correct the value typed in the field. Furthermore, the user can choose an edit function that allows him to enter the list to make modifications not only to the values themselves but to their associated codes as well. The modifications supported include adding...