SYSTEM AND METHOD FOR MERGING REMOTE AND LOCAL DATA IN A SINGLE USER INTERFACE

  • US 20090144632A1
  • Filed: 02/05/2009
  • Published: 06/04/2009
  • Est. Priority Date: 10/23/2001
  • Status: Active Grant
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1. A method, comprising:

  • receiving a data search request specifying at least one database to search for data;

    searching in a local database, upon indication that the local database is included in the at least one database specified in the data search request, for each data entry in the local database fulfilling requirements of the data search request;

    querying via a wireless connection a remote database manager to search in a remote database, upon indication that the remote database is included in the at least one database specified in the data search request, for each data entry in the remote database fulfilling the requirements of the data search request;

    determining if receiving the data corresponding to the data search request would exceed a threshold of an amount of data that can be displayed simultaneously on a display of a handheld device;

    refining the data search request if the determining indicates that receiving the data corresponding to the data search request would exceed the threshold;

    retrieving, from the local database, data entries found in the searching fulfilling the requirements of the data search request;

    receiving, from the remote database via the wireless connection, data entries found in the querying fulfilling the requirements of the data search request; and

    merging the retrieved and received data entries.

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