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Method to Perform Data File Conversion in Displaywrite 4's Merge With Data File Task

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000058080D
Original Publication Date: 1988-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-15

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Chang, PY Edwards, WM Sprott, CN [+details]

Abstract

A method is described which permits a data file in some format not supported by DisplayWrite 4* to be used in Merge with Data File by having a user-written data file conversion program automatically loaded and executed. The temporary files generated by the program are automatically erased. To use a data file in some format not supported by the product being used, a separate file conversion must be performed by exiting the product and executing a file conversion program, written by the user, which converts the file in an unsupported format to a file in a format supported by the product, and then re-entering the product. The files generated by the conversion program must be overtly erased by the user after they are no longer needed.