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Icon for a Database Manager Distributed Database Connection Directory

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000107699D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-22
Document File: 1 page(s) / 34K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Banning, KR: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2* Database Manager Distributed Database Connection Services/2 Directory. The icon is required for use in the Presentation Manager*-based interface to the distributed database connection object. Graphical interfaces rely on direct manipulation interface techniques. These techniques have become standard in the industry and are based on the ability to represent objects in the user interface. These representations often take the form of icons. An icon is a pictorial representation of an object. The icon design should invoke in the user an understanding of the purpose or use of the object it represents.

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Icon for a Database Manager Distributed Database Connection Directory

       Disclosed is an icon design to represent the OS/2*
Database Manager Distributed Database Connection Services/2
Directory. The icon is required for use in the Presentation
Manager*-based interface to the distributed database connection
object. Graphical interfaces rely on direct manipulation interface
techniques. These techniques have become standard in the industry and
are based on the ability to represent objects in the user interface.
These representations often take the form of icons.  An icon is a
pictorial representation of an object.  The icon design should invoke
in the user an understanding of the purpose or use of the object it
represents.  An icon for the distributed database connection services
directory supports the Database Manager portion of OS/2 Extended
Services by providing a user interface for the following
capabilities:
  * Catalog DB2* databases for use at a OS/2 Database Manager server
  * Uncatalog DB2 databases for use at a OS/2 Database Manager server

      Several symbols were evaluated, and it was determined that the
standard host device icon shown with a directory tree symbol was the
best indication of a distributed database connection directory. This
icon represents the object where the distributed directory tasks take
place.
*  Trademark of IBM Corp.