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Date Filtering for LAN NetView Fix Browser in Dynamic DB Environment

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000112637D
Original Publication Date: 1994-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-27
Document File: 2 page(s) / 56K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Arkeketa, WW: AUTHOR [+2]

Abstract

Disclosed is a method for providing an initialized date range filter that the user can use or change when selecting Event Log data.

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Date Filtering for LAN NetView Fix Browser in Dynamic DB Environment

      Disclosed is a method for providing an initialized date range
filter that the user can use or change when selecting Event Log data.

      As events occur on the LAN, the LAN NetView* Fix product logs
related event data to a Database Manager* database table, so that the
user can selectively view this data.  This data is useful in managing
the LAN and the problems that occur on it.

      The data in this table is always changing; with new event data
being logged and older event data being archived or deleted from the
table.  Event Log data contains a timestamp which indicates when the
event occurred.

      There needs to be a way to indicate the minimum range of dates
that encompass all event data currently stored in the table as an aid
in filtering events (by date range) that are of interest.

      In the LAN NetView Fix product, there is a component called the
Event Log Browser which displays event data from the LAN NetView Fix
Event Log (Database Manager) table.

      The Browser displays filter panels that allow the user to
specify filter criteria that are applied to the Event Log table, so
that only the event data that meets all criteria are displayed in the
Browser's main display panel.

      The user can specify a date range filter, so that only events
that occurred within that range are candidates for retrieval.  Since
the data in the Event Log table is dyna...