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Order of Posting for Calendar Events

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000110889D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jan-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 38K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Weber, OW: AUTHOR

Abstract

When there are two or more calendar events scheduled for the same time on an electronic calendar, there is not a straightforward process to determine which event takes precedence over the others. One input to the determination of the order of precedence of calendar events is the order in which they were posted. When the two meetings are of equal importance, the decision of which meeting to attend may have to be made based upon which meeting notice was received first. This order is not always the same as the order in which the events appear on the calendar, since events can be inserted manually at any place.

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Order of Posting for Calendar Events

      When there are two or more calendar events scheduled for the
same time on an electronic calendar, there is not a straightforward
process to determine which event takes precedence over the others.
One input to the determination of the order of precedence of calendar
events is the order in which they were posted.  When the two meetings
are of equal importance, the decision of which meeting to attend may
have to be made based upon which meeting notice was received first.
This order is not always the same as the order in which the events
appear on the calendar, since events can be inserted manually at any
place.

      This system is a feature of the electronic calendar which
automatically saves the order in which events are posted for each
day.  For example, suppose there have been no events posted to the
calendar for July 1, 1992.  Then, Meeting Notice A is received and
posted to the calendar for July 1.  Meeting A has the value of 1
assigned to its ORDER field.  Then a Personal entry is entered for
July 1, and it is assigned an ORDER value of 2.  Then Meeting Notice
B is posted for July 1, and it is assigned an ORDER value of 3.
Then, when the daily calendar is displayed on the morning of July 1,
Meeting A conflicts with Meeting B, and the user has no
straightforward process to determine which one to attend.  However,
with this system, the user selects the ORDER pulldown or icon, and
the ORDER field is automatically d...