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Automatic Restoration of Modified Record Data in a Field

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048506D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McInroy, JW: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

In the processing of displayed data, there are times when the operator wants to restore a record field to its original value after having modified the field in the record-edit display frame. Some conventional systems require the operator to re-read the file from diskette, or perhaps simply restore all fields simultaneously if the system is buffered. This can be quite time-consuming since diskette access may take a long time to execute, and then the operator must rekey all the fields that were originally correctly modified.

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Automatic Restoration of Modified Record Data in a Field

In the processing of displayed data, there are times when the operator wants to restore a record field to its original value after having modified the field in the record-edit display frame. Some conventional systems require the operator to re- read the file from diskette, or perhaps simply restore all fields simultaneously if the system is buffered. This can be quite time-consuming since diskette access may take a long time to execute, and then the operator must rekey all the fields that were originally correctly modified.

According to the proposed procedure, the modified record data is automatically restored to its original value on a field-by-field basis without having to re-access the diskette or restore the entire record. The operator simply moves the cursor to the field to be restored and keys the cancel key. The field content is then automatically restored to its original value. This process can be repeated for any desired field. The operator cannot accidentally restore the entire record with one key stroke.

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