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Method to Automatically Generate Quick Entry Page for Complex Data Entry Forms with Required Data

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000127353D
Original Publication Date: 2005-Aug-25
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Aug-25
Document File: 3 page(s) / 41K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Method to automatically generate quick entry page for complex data entry forms with required data

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Method to Automatically Generate Quick Entry Page for Complex Data Entry Forms with Required Data

The problem with complex user forms we have today, is how to streamline the process of entering critical data while minimizing the users' time working in the form. Some forms make the user aware of what is required, this idea utilizes this information to build a summary page of required information without providing additional programming of the original application.

This is especially true in certain disciplines such as software development and bug tracking. Software developers often have to provide a large amount of data during the different phases of the bug fix resolution process, this aims to improve the process of collecting the data while still getting all key pieces.

This idea introduces a computed summary page of required information. This provides quick access to key and required data fields without having to "tab to" or "click to" the appropriate location.

Utilizing a typical notebook / tabbed form with required data imports, an additional tabbed page is created with all these required fields in one page.

The first 2 dialogs below, show traditional form layout with required fields on multiple tabs (Main and Customer Information).

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This shows the computed summary page of required information in the "Required" tab.

These mock-ups were developed using the IBM Rational ClearQuest Eclipse cl...