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OfficeVision/2 Include Dialog with Existing Include Criteria List

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000109084D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-23
Document File: 2 page(s) / 83K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Miller, PC: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

This article describes a user friendly way to display all of the include criteria used in filtering an application like Mail or an Address Book and allow users to interact with the existing criteria.

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OfficeVision/2 Include Dialog with Existing Include Criteria List

       This article describes a user friendly way to display all
of the include criteria used in filtering an application like Mail or
an Address Book and allow users to interact with the existing
criteria.

      This interface to the include setting for OfficeVision*/2
enables the user to interact with the existing include criteria.  The
include dialog will be used, for example, in the OfficeVision/2 Mail
application to filter the view of the in-baskets' contents.  See the
figure which shows the "Include Dialog".  As the user adds include
criteria, it shows up in the 'Existing Include Criteria' list where
the user can keep up with the criteria that has been entered.  The
user has the ability to edit the criteria, delete it or delete all of
the include criteria and start over.

      A typical scenario for using the dialog would be:
      1.   Select an attribute from the Attribute list.
           (Attributes are things like Sender, Recipient, Date,
Subject, Personal, Type, etc.)
      2.   Select the boolean operation for the criteria
           ( =, >, <, >=, <=, <> ).
      3.   Enter the value to compare the criteria against. If Date
was the chosen attribute, the value would pre-fill with today's date.
If Type was the chosen attribute, the value would fill with the valid
Types from which the user could choose. Otherwise, the user has a
blank entry...