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bGud
Level: Powered On

CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

Hello, i'M really having a hard time trying to code a button to simply COPY THE INFORMATION ENTERED IN THE SCREEN FIELDS, No need to save that data, just Copy those notes to clipboard so that the user can go and paste it somewhere else manually.

 

Please help with this, really annoyed such a powerfull tool can be so difficult at the simpliest things

 

 

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Community Support Team

Re: CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

Hi @bGud ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to copy the data entered in a screen fields via pressing a "Copy" button, then paste it to somewhere else manually?

 

Based on the needs that you mentioned, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs. "Copy"/"Paste" features for entered screen fields is not supported in PowerApps, if you would like this feature to be added, please consider submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider store the screen fields into a collection variable, then when you want to reference the previous entered data, you could reference the column value from the collection directly.

Set the OnSelect property of the "Copy" button to following:

ClearCollect(TempCollection, {Column1: TextInput1.Text, Column2: TextInput2.Text, Column3: TextInput3.Text, ....})

 

When you want to reference from the collection variable in somewhere else, please use the following formula (set the Default property of Text Input box to following😞

First(TempCollection).Column1
First(TempCollection).Column2
First(TempCollection).Column3

...

...

 

Please consider take a try with above solution, check if it could help in your scenario.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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EricLott
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Re: CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

Unfortunately, this is not yet supported. You can vote on the idea here

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/Copy-to-Clipboard/idi-p/32975

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Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

Hi @bGud ,

Could you please share a bit more about your scenario?

Do you want to copy the data entered in a screen fields via pressing a "Copy" button, then paste it to somewhere else manually?

 

Based on the needs that you mentioned, I afraid that there is no way to achieve your needs. "Copy"/"Paste" features for entered screen fields is not supported in PowerApps, if you would like this feature to be added, please consider submit an idea to PowerApps Ideas Forum:

https://powerusers.microsoft.com/t5/Power-Apps-Ideas/idb-p/PowerAppsIdeas

 

As an alternative solution, you could consider store the screen fields into a collection variable, then when you want to reference the previous entered data, you could reference the column value from the collection directly.

Set the OnSelect property of the "Copy" button to following:

ClearCollect(TempCollection, {Column1: TextInput1.Text, Column2: TextInput2.Text, Column3: TextInput3.Text, ....})

 

When you want to reference from the collection variable in somewhere else, please use the following formula (set the Default property of Text Input box to following😞

First(TempCollection).Column1
First(TempCollection).Column2
First(TempCollection).Column3

...

...

 

Please consider take a try with above solution, check if it could help in your scenario.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

View solution in original post

bGud
Level: Powered On

Re: CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

V-Xida,

 

Thank you for your elaborated reply, I will give that a try.

I was thinking may be to present the screen in view mode so that the user could then "Copy" using the phone's default "Copy to clipboard", however it doesn't allow to "Copy" the Dropdown menus selection...

 

😞

Community Support Team
Community Support Team

Re: CANNOT CREATE A "COPY" BUTTON

Hi @bGud ,

Based on the needs that you mentioned, I afraid that the "Copy to clipboard" feature in your Mobile device could not achieve your needs.

 

Please take a try with the alternative solution I provided above, check if it could help in your scenario.

 

Best regards,

Community Support Team _ Kris Dai
If this post helps, then please consider Accept it as the solution to help the other members find it more quickly.

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