Table View Copy to Clipboard
ChristianS9906 last edited by
It would be nice if there was a way to easily copy the data for a report into the clipboard. Right now, if you want to copy and paste a report into a different program, you have a few options, none of which are that satisfactory:
a) Copy and paste from the reports interface in AppColl. This, however, will require multiple such copy/pastes if the report is multiple pages, and pasting the results seems to not result in a table-formatted dataset.
b) Print the report, but cancel the print job dialog box. The browser will produce a print-friendly formatted webpage that includes all report records. You can then manually select all records, copy, and paste. This is generally fine, but requires the user to have to print, cancel, manually select, and copy.
c) Save the report as an Excel or CSV file. Then open it, copy the desired table, and copy it. For tables that have application serial numbers, you may need to manually fix serial numbers that are long enough that Excel automatically puts them into scientific notation format (CN numbers, for example).
These are all cumbersome--what would be nice is if AppColl offered a "Copy Report to Clipboard" button that would, in effect, perform (b) or (c) without any further user interaction.