I often copy data from several fields at once, so I need to use a horizontal scroll to select all the data, which is not really user-friendly. That’s why I thought maybe it’s possible to create a button field that copies data from some fields of the same row and sends it to the clipboard.
I did some research and figured out it can’t be made with built-in Airtable features. I guess custom scripting may help, but I’m not familiar with JS, so I have no idea where to start or if it’ll even work:sweat_smile: Any help would be greatly appreciated!
I could be wrong, though. I’m gonna ping a few folks who might have deeper scripting knowledge (@openside @kuovonne @Jeremy_Oglesby)
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My experience with trying to copy text with a button field matches @Justin_Barrett 's. It isn’t possible with scripting.
However, there may be ways to make it easier for you to copy the text you need.
- You can create a new view showing only the fields you need to copy. You can quickly hide and rearrange fields using the show/hide icon in the toolbar.
- If you all of the values are text based (e.g. no attachments), you can have a script that displays all the values of the fields as text, and then manually copy the text from the scripting app window.
- It probably is possible with a custom app. However, custom app development takes a lot of effort and probably is overkill for your situation.
Oh, I can’t believe it isn’t possible! I ended up using copying from Airtable in pair with “Multi Input Paste” Chrome extension. I use a formula for adding attributes that are visible for this extension, so now I can copy the whole row, but only cells with required attributes will be pasted.
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