Mar 28, 2021 06:32 AM
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!
Apr 03, 2021 09:03 PM
I could be wrong, though. I’m gonna ping a few folks who might have deeper scripting knowledge (@openside @kuovonne @Jeremy_Oglesby)
Apr 03, 2021 10:18 PM
Welcome to the Airtable community!
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.
Apr 16, 2021 04:24 AM
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.