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Notation for a Monthly Calendar Event

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000121018D
Original Publication Date: 1991-Jul-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Apr-02
Document File: 1 page(s) / 39K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Vincent, JP: AUTHOR

Abstract

A simple method is given for entering monthly events into a computer calendar.

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Notation for a Monthly Calendar Event

      A simple method is given for entering monthly events into
a computer calendar.

      Consider a computer calendar system that allows the user to
enter events into the data base of calendar events. Current art
allows users to type individual entries into computer terminal
screens, or to define a file of event descriptions to be loaded at
once or otherwise processed as calendar events. For example, a file
of holidays, birthdays, monthly meetings and other regular events may
be external to the calendar data base and loaded with a utility
program. Current art requires the individual entry of these regular
events.

      A better way is to have a notation for monthly events that
easily allows them to be entered by calendar users. Such a notation
is this:

      YYYYMMDD(DOM,kk,nn)   hhmm  hhmm  sec: description
where,
YYYYMMDD    is the date for the first of the monthly events
kk          is the day number of the monthly event: 1 for the first,
2 for the second, and L for the last day of the month.
nn          is the number of times the event is to be recorded
hhmm  hhmm  is the start or end time of the monthly event (or NONE if
not present)
sec         is the security classification of the event
description is the event description

      This method allows the easy entry of monthly events, both with
and without start and end times.  The entries may start at any date
and may ext...