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Synchronization of Disk File Names to Calendar Event References

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110718D
Original Publication Date: 1992-Dec-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-25
Document File: 1 page(s) / 57K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Clark, DK: AUTHOR [+3]

Abstract

Often calendar entries are associated with files on the user's disk. Often a calendar entry may contain cross references to system files, such as spreadsheets, charts or multi-media images on disk. A mechanism that allows renaming of disk files that would automatically modify cross references and associated attributes within a calendar is desirable. Users desire methods by which modifications to file names can automatically be reflected within a calendar entry. Current art requires the user to constantly switch references from calendars to operating system commands. Users usually go to their calendar application to re-edit document names, if they have authority. It is advantageous to allow normal operating system commands, e.g., RENAME, to synchronize disk filenames with calendar entries.

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Synchronization of Disk File Names to Calendar Event References

      Often calendar entries are associated with files on the user's
disk.  Often a calendar entry may contain cross references to system
files, such as spreadsheets, charts or multi-media images on disk.  A
mechanism that allows renaming of disk files that would automatically
modify cross references and associated attributes within a calendar
is desirable.  Users desire methods by which modifications to file
names can automatically be reflected within a calendar entry.
Current art requires the user to constantly switch references from
calendars to operating system commands.  Users usually go to their
calendar application to re-edit document names, if they have
authority.  It is advantageous to allow normal operating system
commands, e.g., RENAME, to synchronize disk filenames with calendar
entries.

      A method is described here by which a service allows users to
rename document references of calendar entries.  This method employs
an Association Table that allows for corresponding references within
a calendar to be synchronized with the renaming of files on disk.
This addresses a method of modifying document references within a
calendar based on repository file names.  Although the invention
particularly describes altering the document references of a calendar
entry, this should not be construed in a limiting sense.  Any
attribute can be reassigned by the invention, e.g., Sensitivity or
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