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Dynamic Field Syntax Prompting

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000111625D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-26
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Torres, RJ: AUTHOR

Abstract

Provided is a technique that improves the prompting associated with fields in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional techniques.

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Dynamic Field Syntax Prompting

      Provided is a technique that improves the prompting associated
with fields in order to overcome deficiencies with conventional
techniques.

      Provide conventional user interface and functional features
associated with field prompts.  In addition, provide the following
enhancements:

o   Display a syntax prompt for the data associated with the field
    together with the field prompt using conventional techniques.

o   Connect the field syntax prompt support to system and application
    settings.

o   Thus, as a user changes the syntax associated with the data in
    the field, the syntax prompt changes dynamically.

o   Syntax prompt support can include data units, data formats,
    ranges, etc., together with language considerations.

An end user will experience the following benefits:

o   new functionality,

o   improved usability, and

o   reduced errors and worksteps.