Search-on-the-fly with merge function

CAFC
  • US 7,302,423 B2
  • Filed: 08/24/2001
  • Issued: 11/27/2007
  • Est. Priority Date: 02/25/2000
  • Status: Expired due to Fees
First Claim
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1. A computer-implemented method for displaying data comprising:

  • determining a database schema for a database;

    providing a list of database fields, wherein the list includes a descriptor indicating a data category;

    receiving a search selection for a database field on the provided list of database fields;

    determining a number of characters included in each entry in the selected database field; and

    if the number of characters included in each entry exceeds a specified amount of characters, displaying a portion of each entry in the selected database field, wherein a number of characters displayed in each portion is less than or equal to the specified amount of characters; and

    if the number of characters included in each entry does not exceed the specified amount, displaying each entry in its entirety.

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