Telephone/transaction entry device and system for entering transaction data into databases

  • US 5,987,103 A
  • Filed: 08/11/1997
  • Issued: 11/16/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/19/1995
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A system for entering transaction data into a remote database, comprising:

  • a data input device;

    a display;

    a data transaction terminal including a microprocessor, a form memory, and a form driven operating system which controls said microprocessor to present to said display at least one form stored in said form memory as data streams, said form eliciting data input of a desired transaction type into said data input device by a user, said at least one form including at least one prompt customized to said desired transaction type, said data transaction terminal further including means for formatting at least said data input by said user in response to said at least one prompt into a data transaction for transmission to said remote database; and

    a database server associated with said remote database which receives said data transaction, creates from said data transaction, depending on said desired transaction type, at least one additional data transaction containing data for a particular record in said remote database, and stores said at least one additional data transaction in said particular record.

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