Copy and Paste Host Data

You can copy entire host screens or selected data to the clipboard, then print the data, paste it to other host screens, Microsoft Office products installed on your computer, or other types of files.

To send host screens or data directly to Microsoft Office products, see Integrate Host Data with Office Tools.

To copy selected data from the current screen to other locations

  1. Navigate to the host data you want to copy.
  2. Select specific data to copy, then press CTRL+C.

    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.

  3. Navigate to the location where you want to paste the data. This can be on the same host screen, another host screen, or even in another application.
  4. Press CTRL+V.

Copy data in a tabular format

You can copy data from the screen and paste it into an application that accepts tabular data (for example, a spreadsheet). By default, table columns are set by analyzing vertical space alignment. Optionally, you can configure Reflection so that columns are set by replacing multiple spaces or tabs with a single tab. (See Configure Clipboard Settings.)

To copy data from the current screen to a spreadsheet

  1. Select the host data to copy.
  2. Copy the data as follows:

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode

    Steps

     

    Ribbon

    On the Session ribbon Clipboard group, click the Copy drop-down menu and then select Copy Table.

     

    Reflection Browser

    On the Reflection menu, choose Edit and then Copy Table.

     

  3. Open the spreadsheet and press CTRL+V.

To copy host screens from Screen History to another location

  1. Open the Screen History task pane.
  2. Select the screen that you want to copy.

    Note: Only text areas of the host screen are included in the recorded image; host graphics images are not included.

  3. From the toolbar in the Screen History task pane, click the Copy button.
  4. Choose Copy as Text or Copy as Bitmap.
  5. Navigate to the location where you want to paste the host screen. This would typically be a file in another application (word-processing, e-mail, and so on).
  6. Press CTRL+V.

Related Topics

Integrate Host Data with Office Tools

Configure Clipboard Settings Dialog Box (3270 and 5250)

Clear the Clipboard on Close