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Advanced Contextual instant filtering of data table Disclosure Number: IPCOM000237880D
Publication Date: 2014-Jul-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 42K

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Disclosed is an enhancement to user interfaces that show large tables or lists of data records. The enhancement allows user to conveniently filter displayed data to see data records similar to one or many selected data records.

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Advanced Contextual instant filtering of data table

This disclosure is an extension to proposal presented in article [1] to further increase usability of proposed solution and enhance its possibilities. The idea is to enable pre-filling of column filters (or to be more precise pre-select exclusions) based on column on which feeding action is executed or feeding to filter only similarities when multiple rows are selected. The functions presented in this disclosure further reduce user's effort (measured by number of clicks or manual steps) needed to filter data in common scenarios. This makes work of the application user more efficient and reliable. Previously 'Feed to Filter' context menu item loaded whole row on which the action was executed to instant filter where user could pick which columns he/she would like to exclude from matching to find similar objects. The idea is the extend the menu to have the following form:

- Feed to Filter -> 'Feed to Filter' action pre-fills instant filter like described in
article [1].

- Feed to Filter -> 'Excluding column' action loads to filter all column values except the one on which the action is executed (in this case 'Area'). This option is particularly useful when there is one column with unique values (some kind of identifier) and in other column values are likely to occur multiple times.

- Feed to Filter -> 'Find similar' action finds columns in which all selected rows have the same value. Only those with same value are...