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Rearrangement of a Browse List by a User in a Database Program

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000057040D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Mar-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-14

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Bowden, JD Bowles, DJ Hays, DE Higdon, JM Perkins, DB [+details]

Abstract

A database user can rearrange the data displayed when in a browse (abbreviated data) function. A browse search mode displays several fields of data on a display screen (Fig. 2) from the valid fields of a database record (Fig. 1). There is one display line per record on the display screen when in the browse search mode. If the number of records is greater than the number of lines on the display screen, a user can scroll more onto the screen by moving the line cursor to the bottom of the display. When a specific record is desired to be seen by the user, the line cursor is scrolled to be positioned on top of the line having the record desired. An ENTER key is then depressed to display the full record contents, such as shown in Fig. 1. (Image Omitted) When it is desired to rearrange the data displayed on the browse screen of Fig.