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A method is described to provide automatic prompting for the names of the Tables required to create a query without the user having to explicitly select the 'Tables' choice.
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Automatic Prompting for Tables in Prompted Query
A method is described to provide automatic prompting for the names of the
Tables required to create a query without the user having to explicitly select the
In previous prompted query proposals, users were required to know which
step in the prompted query needed to be selected first in order to create a query.
This requires more knowledge by the user than is necessary in a prompted query
The new method automatically prompts the user for the names of the tables
in Prompted query during the following conditions: - When the user is creating a
new query (i.e., user selects '---NEW---' and OPEN action). - When the user
deletes all entries in a Prompted Query (which essentially is a new query). -
When the user does a RESET action that causes all entries in a Prompted Query
to be deleted.
The actual prompt for entering the names of the Tables for a query can be
done in one of two ways: 1) Show a set of entry fields in which the user can key
in the names of the tables with a List function that would allow the user to request
a list of table names. 2) Show all the tables the user can select as a list (i.e., no