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Column Width Control In Record Edit Frame

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048717D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-09
Document File: 1 page(s) / 11K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

McCaskill, RA: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

When data is entered into a record in the Record Edit Frame, the length of data is checked dynamically and the operator is not allowed to enter more data than allowed. There is no warning that the limit is being reached if the column widths are handled as they are in the Record Selection Frame.

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Column Width Control In Record Edit Frame

When data is entered into a record in the Record Edit Frame, the length of data is checked dynamically and the operator is not allowed to enter more data than allowed. There is no warning that the limit is being reached if the column widths are handled as they are in the Record Selection Frame.

In order to give a visual indication of the amount of data that can be entered, the maximum length allowed and the length of the field name are used to set the column width. The width is set to the maximum required width of these two values. The operator is made aware that no more characters can be entered than will fit in the original column width. If the length of the field name is equal to or less than the maximum length of data for that field, then a precise indication of the maximum length of data is provided. If the length of the field name is greater than the maximum length of data, then the operator is only able to determine that the maximum amount of data that can be entered is something less than what will fit in the column. The visual indication provided gives the operator the ability to anticipate the length restriction that would not otherwise be available.

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