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Automatic Restoration of Modified Record Data in a Field

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000048506D
Original Publication Date: 1982-Feb-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-08

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
McInroy, JW Sprott, CN Waldo, PD [+details]

Abstract

In the processing of displayed data, there are times when the operator wants to restore a record field to its original value after having modified the field in the record-edit display frame. Some conventional systems require the operator to re-read the file from diskette, or perhaps simply restore all fields simultaneously if the system is buffered. This can be quite time-consuming since diskette access may take a long time to execute, and then the operator must rekey all the fields that were originally correctly modified.