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Method for Formatting a Report

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000077504D
Original Publication Date: 1972-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-25
Document File: 4 page(s) / 73K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Madden, RA [+details]

Abstract

This is a method for generating a formatted report complete with column headings and totals, without requiring the problem programmer to go through the detailed calculations and tedious coding necessary to determine end positions. This generated report includes the spacing of fields and/or literals to identify the total lines. If there is too much information to fit on one line, a second line complete with column headings and totals is created automatically.