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Store Search Criteria in Append Specific Format

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100160D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 1 page(s) / 30K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Kastelic, JFJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a method for library users to create search criteria using the "Append" specific format.

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Store Search Criteria in Append Specific Format

       This article describes a method for library users to
create search criteria using the "Append" specific format.

      A library user may wish to perform a search function using a
stored selection criteria.  He or she may wish to use a stored
document to include the selection criteria.  In addition, he or she
may wish to re-use the selection criteria document in subsequent
searches by just invoking this previous created document.  No
mechanism prior to this architecture exists in the Document
Interchange Architecture to support this function.

      This article provides a mechanism whereby a library user can
create a search selection criteria document to specify the document
scope, the libraries where the search should apply, and the criteria
for the search to be performed.

      This capability is provided by defining the syntax and the
semantics of a search criteria document - phrase type using the "IN",
"FROM" "WHERE" phrases, and by using the "USING" phrase to invoke
this search criteria document.  The search criteria document is
defined in such a way that it will be treated as a regular document,
i.e., it can be retrieved, searched, modified, distributed, etc., and
will be able to be reused in the subsequent searches.