Report:QPAT/Viewing Results/Flagging Results
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|As of January 1, 2013, both QPAT and PatentExaminer have been discontinued, and they have been replaced by the Orbit.com portal.|
In QPAT, results can be tagged from an active reviewing session by using the checkbox or star features that appear next to each reference.
The two features have slightly different functions. The checkbox is used to select a reference for further action, such as saving, exporting or downloading; however, it has a shorter life-span than the star, and the marking is not preserved or visible when saved sessions are re-loaded (for a definition of a saved session, see the Managing Search Histories section). The star function can be used to flag references, and it is retained when results sets are turned into saved sessions and/or saved workfiles, but on its own it does not designate a reference for further action (saving, exporting, or downloading).
“Starred” references in a hit list can quickly be “checked” en masse by using the selection commands that appear on the upper left hand of the hit list.
The stars are also unique because once selected, that selection is saved in real time to Questel-Orbit’s data storage via the web. This means that if the user’s web browser application crashes, the starred selections will be preserved, and can be viewed upon the next log-on. This advantage means that the star feature should be used to flag references of interest when viewing a large hit list, to prevent accidental data loss.