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Method for Detection and Report of Candidate Storage Specifications when Filing Objects

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110760D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 45K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Johnson, WJ: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Users often file objects to a repository and have one or more existing storage specifications which may be unknown at the time of filing. For example, E-Mail users save notes in note logs by requesting to "file" the note, then they answer a system prompt by typing in the name of the note log into which they want the note filed. The users often have many existing note logs, and they don't remember them all, so they're not sure which one should be used for filing any particular note.

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Method for Detection and Report of Candidate Storage Specifications
when Filing Objects

      Users often file objects to a repository and have one or more
existing storage specifications which may be unknown at the time of
filing.  For example, E-Mail users save notes in note logs by
requesting to "file" the note, then they answer a system prompt by
typing in the name of the note log into which they want the note
filed.  The users often have many existing note logs, and they don't
remember them all, so they're not sure which one should be used for
filing any particular note.

      For example, a user reads a note in the inbasket regarding
Vendor Software Financing.  The user selects to file the note in a
note log, and the system prompts the user for the name of the log.
The user has filed similar notes, but he/she can't remember which log
was used.  It may have been software, vendor, financing, or some
other variation or combination of any or all of these three words,
such as "swvendor".  The user needs a way to make a selection from
existing logs.

      This system provides a method for allowing the user to select
from a list of existing storage specifications when filing an object.
This invention compares the subject of the item to be filed with all
existing storage entities.  A candidate list is presented to the user
for each selection of the desired storage specification to be used on
the currently filed item.

      In the above example, when t...