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Graphical Presentation of Library Structure and File Content

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000034693D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Apr-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

This technique provides users with quick visual and highly productive access to data files while showing the structure of the data base in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional computer implementations. Users are provided with conventional techniques for viewing data base structures, e.g., a tree-like graphic which shows library content and organization. The capability is enhanced by allowing visual presentation of library member content at the same time as the library structure. Multiple library members can be openned to reveal their content. The user is allowed to select objects in one or more library members. The user can perform operations on the selected library member content while viewing the library structure and members.

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Graphical Presentation of Library Structure and File Content

This technique provides users with quick visual and highly productive access to data files while showing the structure of the data base in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional computer implementations. Users are provided with conventional techniques for viewing data base structures, e.g., a tree-like graphic which shows library content and organization. The capability is enhanced by allowing visual presentation of library member content at the same time as the library structure. Multiple library members can be openned to reveal their content. The user is allowed to select objects in one or more library members. The user can perform operations on the selected library member content while viewing the library structure and members. The technique can be extended to allow the user to view and operate on the actual content of the library members while viewing the structure and other members of the library. The benefits to the user are reduced time to learn one instead of multiple library interaction techniques, improved usability of the library, consistency in technique for library and file operations, and reduced worksteps to perform operations and searches on library member content.

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