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Searching for a Specific Folder or Set of Specific Folders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036592D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 1 page(s) / 12K

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IBM

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MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to search for a specific folder or set of folders.

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Searching for a Specific Folder or Set of Specific Folders

A method is described to search for a specific folder or set of folders.

In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for applications to request and perform a search limited to the folder or set of folders. The library requestor application builds a search request that includes the following information: A name for the library search result which will contain the unique library pointers for the folder documents that meet the criteria. The search command includes a SEARCH-REQUEST-NAME operand with the specified search result list name.

The search criteria which includes the criterion that documents must be folder-only documents. The search command includes a SEARCH- DATA operand that is used to specify the search criterion for the field values associated with the folder. To find only folders, the criteria must include an exact match for the folder attribute associated with the document. This criterion must be "ANDed" with any other criterion specified. For example, (document's folder attribute is set to "document is a folder") AND (other criteria). An indicator specifying that the search request is for a specific folder. The search command includes a FOLDER-DOCUMENT-OPTION operand that indicates the folder-only option.

The host library application processes the search request as follows: Build a search result list which will contain an entry with the unique library identifier for each folder...