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Changing the Ordering of Documents in a Folder

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000036600D
Original Publication Date: 1989-Oct-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Jan-29

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
MacPhail, MG [+details]

Abstract

A method is described for changing the ordering criteria for documents within a folder. A folder of information can be thought of as a collection of information similar to a folder in a filing cabinet. The order of the information already present in the folder will be changed as well as all subsequent entries. A data object associated with the folder includes the ordering criteria. The requestor application sends a modify command with the change(s) specified for the appropriate field(s) in the data object. The documents within the folder are ordered by position or by any combination of descriptors.