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Field Outlining Audit Operation

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000061106D
Original Publication Date: 1986-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-09

Publishing Venue

IBM

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Authors:
Weber, O [+details]

Abstract

This article describes a field outlining audit operation for application generators. Information management system application development programs, such as IMSADF II, use an auditor routine to validate input data, per form application logic, and process application data. The auditor uses a symbol dictionary technique to decide which operations are to be performed on specified data. Fields in a user data base may be defined using a double-byte character set (DBCS), such as the Japanese Kanji language. Terminals, such as the 5550, have the capability of distinguishing such fields on the screen by using field outlining. This is a capability of drawing from one to four lines around the field in order to make its appearance distinguishable from other fields on the screen.