Patent Application: **US20140019842 from Bank of America reminds me a lot of Software from Tableau. I'm looking for a Tableau or other reference which can be given to the patent examiner to help block or narrow this patent application.
Overview: "A set of measure/dimension boxes in an "available fields" region, which can then be dragged to "Row" or "Column" region."
QUESTION - Have you seen anything that was published before 7/11/2012 that discusses:
Claim 1 is:
- An apparatus, comprising: a processor operable to:
- Determine a plurality of field identifiers of a data set, the data set comprising a plurality of data entries, a data entry comprising one or more data values, a data value associated with a field identifier of the plurality of field identifiers;
- Generate a plurality of field cells that each correspond to a field identifier of the plurality of field identifiers;
- Display the plurality of field cells within an available fields region; and
- Display a column field region and a row field region, the column field region operable to define one or more columns of a pivot table, the row field region operable to define one or more rows of the pivot table; and an interface operable to accept a first input from a user; and
Wherein the processor is further operable to:
- Move a first field cell of the plurality of field cells from the available fields region to the column field region or the row field region in response to the first input from a user; and
- Update the pivot table to include one or more rows or columns corresponding to the first field cell upon detection of the movement of the first field cell to the column field region or the row field region.
FIGURE FROM PATENT APPLICATION IN QUESTION
FIGURE FROM "Tableau"
Question: Can anyone find a reference to patents from Tableau (or any other company) which predates the subject patent application from Bank of America (filed 7/11/2012). It definitely does not seem novel to me.
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