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Method for identifying, grouping and writing documents with the same characteristics to a file when retrieving documents with dissimilar characteristics Disclosure Number: IPCOM000016552D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jun-27
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jun-27

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Ideally, when large numbers (thousands) of documents are retrieved, they are written to one output file so that reprinting, CD-ROM creation, or reloading of the data can be done. However, because documents can have different data types, physical characteristics, and may be stored on various archive media, multiple output files may be necessary. Disclosed, is a method to first determine whether multiple output files are necessary and to name the output files so that as each document is being retrieved, the document can be written to the appropriate output file.