User-Defined Panel Field Value Verification With Associated Encoding
Original Publication Date: 1989-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-27
This is a facility that allows a user to modify the list of values used to verify entered data and the coded value associated with those values. Software products that allow data to be entered through input panels may require the use of valid values and code values to represent the valid value during processing. These programs employ a hard-coded table in programs or files inaccessible to end users. Thus, end users are unable to maintain the set of valid values and their associated codes. IBM Professional Work Manager (PWM) gives the end user access to this information so that it can be modified as the need arises. The facility allows the user to use a predefined list of values and their associated codes and to extend, modify or recreate the list for specific fields.