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File a New Document from an Existing Document

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038109D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Nov-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

MacPhail, MG: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is a method to file a new document into the library with all data areas copied from an existing document. A document in the library has many data areas associated with it such as content, descriptors, relationships and access criteria. A user may want to file a new document into the library as a copy of an existing document.

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File a New Document from an Existing Document

Disclosed is a method to file a new document into the library with all data areas copied from an existing document. A document in the library has many data areas associated with it such as content, descriptors, relationships and access criteria. A user may want to file a new document into the library as a copy of an existing document.

The method described in this disclosure enables a user to file a new document copied from another document. The method consists of adding a library-reference to the copied document and a list of all of the data areas to be copied from the referenced document. The library-server processes the file- request as follows:

IF the new document is to be copied from an existing document THEN

Copy the document access

Set the owner of the document as appropriate

Copy the document descriptors

Set the system data values (such as file date and time) as appropriate

Copy the document content

Copy all of the other data areas as appropriate from the existing document END IF

File the new document

The advantage of this method is to provide the user with a simple method to copy a document. Any document accessible to the requester can serve as a model to be copied.

Disclosed anonymously.

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