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Profs Calendar Search Utility

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000100198D
Original Publication Date: 1990-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-15
Document File: 3 page(s) / 94K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Cummings, FG: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

This article describes a utility that can be used to search the PROFs (Professional Office System)* calendar database or any existing repository containing calendar entries or files. The search is done using specific keywords or descriptions. Sometimes, the need arises to look on one's calendar for specific events or meetings that have been scheduled but the person may have forgotten what day the meeting or event was scheduled. Currently, PROFS does not provide a way of searching for that event other than looking at each day of the calendar until the event is found. This can be quite time consuming. The PROFS Calendar Search Utility (CALSRCH) will reduce the amount of time spent looking at each calendar entry by providing a search facility to easily locate days containing specified keywords or descriptions.

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Profs Calendar Search Utility

       This article describes a utility that can be used to
search the PROFs (Professional Office System)* calendar database or
any existing repository containing calendar entries or files.  The
search is done using specific keywords or descriptions. Sometimes,
the need arises to look on one's calendar for specific events or
meetings that have been scheduled but the person may have forgotten
what day the meeting or event was scheduled.  Currently, PROFS does
not provide a way of searching for that event other than looking at
each day of the calendar until the event is found.  This can be quite
time consuming.  The PROFS Calendar Search Utility (CALSRCH) will
reduce the amount of time spent looking at each calendar entry by
providing a search facility to easily locate days containing
specified keywords or descriptions.

      The PROFS Calendar Search Utility uses two screens, one to
collect the keywords or descriptions to be used when performing the
search. It also requests other information that will enable the
search to be done in the quickest amount of time and will enable the
search to provide calendar entries that best fit the user's request.
The other screen displays the entries found during the search.

      You invoke the PROFS Calendar Search Utility by entering
CALSRCH on the VM/CMS command line or by issuing the command from the
command line of the PROFS main menu.

      The first screen you will see after invoking CALSRCH is the
'Search For Calendar Entries' Screen shown in Fig. 1. This screen is
used to collect the information that is needed to perform the search.

      The user is asked to enter the userid or nickname of the user's
calendar he/she would like to search. ...