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Restore Removed Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000103772D
Original Publication Date: 1993-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-18
Document File: 1 page(s) / 64K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

A method of archiving events that are deleted from the electronic calendar is described. When events are deleted from the electronic calendar, they are lost forever, but it would sometimes be useful to be able to retrieve events from an archived data base.

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Restore Removed Calendar Events

      A method of archiving events that are deleted from the
electronic calendar is described.  When events are deleted from the
electronic calendar, they are lost forever, but it would sometimes be
useful to be able to retrieve events from an archived data base.

      When a user of an electronic calendar deletes an event, there
is no way to retrieve it, although sometimes there is a need to do
so.  This concept can best be illustrated with the following example:
suppose the secretary for John's manager posted a meeting notice on
John's calendar for 7/1/92, but John inadvertently deletes it.  When
John misses the meeting since it wasn't on his calendar, his manager
wants to know the reason for the breakdown in communications.
However, the secretary feels certain that the event was posted as
requested by John's manager, and John doesn't remember ever seeing
the event on his calendar.

      This invention allows John to automatically restore all items
that have ever been posted to the calendar.  In this case, his
manager asks him to re-check his calendar.  John opens his calendar
for 7/1/92 and sees only one event, Event A, but his manager's
meeting is not shown.  John selects the RESTORE pulldown or icon, and
immediately two more events, Event B and Event C, are listed, and
they both show a Y in the ARCHIVED column.  Event B is a class which
had been cancelled, and its ARCHIVE DATE column shows 6/1/92.  Event
C is the me...