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Work-Week PATTERN Data Structure for Information Interchange in an Office Network

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000038386D
Original Publication Date: 1987-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-31
Document File: 2 page(s) / 29K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McInroy, JW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

A data structure is described that provides a common way for applications to: (1) store and interchange the work week pattern associated with an individual's calendar work week, (2) create, change or delete the Work-Week Pattern Data Structure from a remote terminal or system using communications protocol, (3) specify the work-week pattern for a calendar, and (4) support the selection of any combination of days for the work week. This structure provides fields for like and unlike calendar products to interchange the work-week pattern associated with a selected calendar. The structure is a common way to specify what the work days are in a calendar. It also supports, with an algorithm, the establishment of work-day indicators on a calendar.

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Work-Week PATTERN Data Structure for Information Interchange in an Office Network

A data structure is described that provides a common way for applications to: (1) store and interchange the work week pattern associated with an individual's calendar work week, (2) create, change or delete the Work-Week Pattern Data Structure from a remote terminal or system using communications protocol, (3) specify the work-week pattern for a calendar, and (4) support the selection of any combination of days for the work week. This structure provides fields for like and unlike calendar products to interchange the work-week pattern associated with a selected calendar. The structure is a common way to specify what the work days are in a calendar. It also supports, with an algorithm, the establishment of work-day indicators on a calendar. The structure consists of a length byte, a structure-type byte and a one-byte work-week parameter. Each bit that is set to one in the work-week parameter indicates a specific week day (bit 0 = Sunday, bit 1 = Monday, bit 2 = Tuesday, bit 3 = Wednesday, bit 4 = Thursday, bit 5 = Friday, bit 6 = Saturday, bit 7 is reserved). An odd work week may be established simply by setting the bit(s) that equate to the work days. In addition to interchange support, the structure, in conjunction with communications commands, provides support to allow a user remote access and update capabilities associated with altering the work week pattern in a profile associate...