Synchronization of databases using filters

  • US 6,212,529 B1
  • Filed: 03/05/1998
  • Issued: 04/03/2001
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/13/1996
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A computer implemented method of synchronizing at least a first and a second personal information management database wherein the records of at least the first database include a text field, the method comprising:

  • using a filter to select a plurality of records of the first database, the filter comprising one or more user definable conditions or criteria that a record must match or fit to be selected, wherein the conditions or criteria include a user definable text criterion, and selecting the plurality records of the first database includes comparing the text field with the text criterion; and

    synchronizing the selected records of the first database with records of the second database, the synchronizing comprising adding, modifying, or deleting records, whereby synchronization is performed for a subset of the records of the databases.

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