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( ) , AND, OR, NOT, W/#
? single char wildcard, not at start
* multi char wildcard, not at start
(Cat? OR feline) AND NOT dog?
Cat? W/5 behavior
(Cat? OR feline) AND traits
Cat AND charact*
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A method is described to allow users to request LIST and qualify that list in the entry field to limit the number of items returned.
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Search Based On a Partially Entered Field
A method is described to allow users to request LIST and qualify that list in
the entry field to limit the number of items returned.
The user interface in many personal computer applications contains several
entry fields for which the system keeps lists of valid entries. The user places the
cursor in a field, then chooses the LIST function to have these entries displayed
in a window. These fields apply to many situations. This list may be quite long.
It would be cumbersome to have to go through the list every time, especially if
the user had some idea of what the file was named.
In accordance with the new method, the entry field is used as a search field.
If the field is partially filled in, and the cursor is still positioned in it, then the LIST
function will get only those items that match the search criteria. Wild card
characters may be used as well to have the system get all fields that match a
certain character string or start with a set of letters. When the user chooses an
item from the LIST window, it then replaces the field in which the cursor was in
when the LIST function was chosen and the cursor is positioned in the next entry
This method provides the user with information that the system knows which
lessens the burden on the user's memory. It also allows the user to subset the
number of items returned in the list to limit the number of search items the user
has to choose from.