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Metadata based custom grouping in Taskbar

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000199981D
Publication Date: 2010-Sep-23
Document File: 4 page(s) / 118K

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Abstract

A Program is disclosed by which the Opened files can be grouped in the Taskbar based on the metadata property of the opened files.

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Metadata based custom grouping in Taskbar

According to existing method the files can be grouped in the taskbar based on application type. In this case user does not have any control to group according to his requirement.

For example, one user is working on Client Presentation (ppt file) and at the same time KPI result for a project (ppt file), and to prepare those files he has also opened multiple excel and word files. In this case the files will be grouped based on the application type. He can not group the file based on his activity, irrespective to the file's application type

The Problem and user's requirement is explained with the following example:

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For Example: One Market Development manager has received multiple files from different Clients. The files are related to RFP (Request for Proposal) from different clients.

In the above example, 5 Clients sent different files and asked for Proposal. The above diagram explains the taskbar where all the mentioned files are opened. Different client send RFP request with a single file or multiple files.

By default the Files are grouped based on the application type. From that grouping it is very difficult for the Market Development manager to look at the RFP individually, and compare there requirements. , he should be able to group the Files based on Client's name, and then he can compare there requirement by keeping the RFP side by side.

Following diagram (Figure 2) explains how the files can be grouped based on Client's name. Now he can compare the RFP client by client. Here the Files are grouped based on Client's name (Metadata Property " Author"/ "Company")

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Following diagram (Figure 3) explains the metadata property "Author"/ "Company", where client's name is mentioned.

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Now again the user wants to find the type of RFP. Here the type could be "Development", "Design", "Maintenance & Support", and "Consulting" etc. In this case he should be able to group the files based on another metadata property, "Keyword / Attributes" , in this case the files will be grouped in the following manner. (Figure 4). From the diagram it is clear that, there is no RFP related to "Consulting"

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