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Free-Time-Search Non-Blocking Attribute

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000115932D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 21K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Keller, RS: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an attribute to be associated with a calendar entry. The attribute is used to indicate whether an event should be considered busy time and, therefore, block free-time-search.

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Free-Time-Search Non-Blocking Attribute

      Disclosed is an attribute to be associated with a calendar
entry.  The attribute is used to indicate whether an event should be
considered busy time and, therefore, block free-time-search.

      When an application adds an event to a user's calendar, that
application must send a request to the calendaring database to have
the event stored.  In the event information, a new attribute is added
which indicates if the event should block free-time-search.  The new
attribute is stored with the event in the calendaring database.

      Later, when a free-time-search is done, events marked not to
block free-time-search, are ignored during the search.