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Tool for Displaying and Manipulating Hierarchical Information

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000004394D
Publication Date: 2000-Nov-03

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Abstract

The ability to display and navigate through a large hierarchical set of information is difficult with products like computer spreadsheets products. Two issues need to be addressed: 1) filtering information so that only information at a specified level is displayed and 2) clearly identifying which level in the hierarchy the displayed data represents. This invention resolves these issues by utilizing a software program of a graphic tree diagram that links to the underlying data in another application and controls the selection and filtering of the displayed information.