Paste delimited data from clipboard as new records

Idea created by sumware on Nov 10, 2015
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    • SteveNoble
    • beverly

    The idea:

     

    Trigger an import of new record data merely by pasting delimited data from the clipboard.

     

    Why:

     

    It's useful.   We can copy found sets of records in delimited format to the clipboard, so why not the opposite. I think Bento used to do this, other applications can and it is a reasonably logical thing to do.

     

    Pasting would bring up the (modernised?) import dialog, with mappings defaulting to the fields on the current layout's table with the option to add other fields the security privilege set allows.

     

    Bonus:

     

    The data on the clipboard could be tabbed, tabbed with headers, csv, (with and without headers), XML, JSON, etc.