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Searching for Documents That Are Not in a Folder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036596D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29
Document File: 2 page(s) / 46K

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IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method is described which permits a library user to construct a search that is limited to locating documents that are not contained within any folder that meets the search criteria.

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Searching for Documents That Are Not in a Folder

A method is described which permits a library user to construct a search that is limited to locating documents that are not contained within any folder that meets the search criteria.

In accordance with the new method, a protocol is provided that allows an application to request and perform a search limited to finding documents that are not in any folder consisting of the following information: A name for the library search result list which contains 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 found documents must be documents that are not contained within a folder. The search command includes a SEARCH-DATA operand that is used to specify the search criterion. To find documents that are not in folders, the search criteria must include an exact match for the document- in-folder attribute associated with the document. This criterion must be "ANDed" with any other criterion specified. For example, a document's document-in-folder attribute is set to "not-in-folder".

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 document found. Build a descriptor document which will contain an entry with descriptors for each docu...