Wide access databases and database systems

  • US 6,035,294 A
  • Filed: 07/03/1998
  • Issued: 03/07/2000
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/03/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A method of storing marketplace information for multiple types of items in a database, comprising:

  • providing a user with a first data entry interface for selecting an item classification;

    providing the user with a parameters list that displays a plurality of parameters previously related to the item classification by a plurality of previous users during a process of loading item descriptions;

    providing a second data entry interface that allows the user to add an additional parameter to the parameters list; and

    providing a third data entry interface that allows the user to associate individual parameters from the parameters list with individual values from a values list;

    thereby describing an item falling within the item classification as a set of parameter-value pairs.

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