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Searching for Documents Within a Specified Nesting Level of Folders

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036594D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 39K

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IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described to search for documents which will be limited to a specified level of folder nesting.

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Searching for Documents Within a Specified Nesting Level of Folders

A method is described to search for documents which will be limited to a specified level of folder nesting.

In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided for applications to request and perform a search limited to the documents within a folder or set of folders down to a specified level of nesting. 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 document (IDP and DRO). 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 the specified level of folder nesting. The search command includes a FOLDER-DOCUMENT-OPTION operand that indicates the level of folder nesting.

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