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Using the Clipboard (3270 and 5250)

In 3270 and 5250 sessions, the Clipboard has a few features that are only available from the Reflection menu: Paste Next, Cut and Append, Copy and Append.

Use Paste Next when you have more data in the Clipboard than will fit in a field, and you want to paste the remaining data into another field. Where the Paste command would start at the beginning of the data in the Clipboard, Paste Next starts at the beginning of the remaining data (that is, the Clipboard contents minus what was pasted in the previous field). Consecutive uses of Paste Next gradually empty the Clipboard.

To paste data into multiple fields

  1. With data in the Clipboard and the cursor in the first target field, paste data as follows:

    If you are using this "look and feel"

    Do this...

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Ribbon

    From the Clipboard group on the Session ribbon, click Paste.

    The Reflection button

    Reflection Browser

    From the Reflection menu, choose Edit and then choose Paste.

  2. Move the cursor to the next target field.
  3. From the Ribbon Paste button menu (or the Reflection Browser Edit menu), click Paste Next.
  4. (Optional) Repeat steps 2 and 3 as necessary.

Use Cut and Append or Copy and Append when you want to add to the Clipboard contents instead of replacing the Clipboard contents.

To append data to the Clipboard contents

  1. Select the data you want to add to the Clipboard.

    Note: You can select a word in a field by double-clicking the word or select all of the words in a field by triple-clicking the field.

  2. From the Ribbon Cut or Copy buttons (or the Reflection Browser Edit menu), choose Cut and Append or Copy and Append.

Related Topics

Copy and Paste Host Data

Select and Mark Text on a Terminal Screen

Clear the Clipboard on Close

Configure Clipboard Settings Dialog Box (3270 and 5250)