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Procedure documentation Working with the Clipboard  Locate the document in its SAP Library structure

Use

You can transfer field contents to and from the operating system clipboard using the operating system clipboard interface. You do not use the functions provided in the Edit menu. They are only meant for communication between SAP applications.

Procedure

Operating on Single Fields

You can operate on single fields as follows:

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       1.      To select a field or the text you want to copy or move, click and drag the cursor over the desired text. The selected text is highlighted.

        To move the data from an input field to the clipboard of your operating system, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of local layout  Clipboard   Cut (CTRL+X).

The field is now blank.

        To copy data from the field to the clipboard, choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of local layout  Clipboard   Copy (CTRL+C).

Data remains in the field.

       2.      To paste data, position the cursor where you want the data to be pasted and choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of local layout  Clipboard   Paste (CTRL+V). The text is pasted at the current cursor position. The transferred data remains on the clipboard until you use Cut or Copy again to move or copy new texts on the clipboard. You can paste data in fields of another SAP screen or external application.

Operating on Multiple Fields

To copy data from several fields or different field types to the clipboard, you must turn on the selection mode. To do this:

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       1.      Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of local layout Clipboard Mark (CTRL+Y)

The pointer changes into a crosshair cursor.

       2.      Select one corner of the area you want to copy. While holding the mouse button, drag the cursor to the opposite corner (for example, from top left to bottom right).

The system displays a rectangle to indicate the selected area.

       3.      Release the mouse button when the rectangle covers the entire text you want to copy.

       4.      Choose This graphic is explained in the accompanying text with the quick info text Customizing of local layout  Clipboard   Copy (CTRL+C) or Cut (CTRL+X).

The selected text is placed on the clipboard.

Result

The clipboard now contains all the information from the fields you have selected, including the field names and short descriptions. You can use this method to copy the content of all selected input fields into a screen with the same layout. Because the field names are appended to the previous input field, they will be truncated. Be aware that in this mode you copy only the visible part of the fields; the non-visible part of scrollable input fields will also be truncated. This feature can also be used for copying SAP information and pasting it into an external program, such as Microsoft Word.

 

 

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