Advanced Form Properties: Enabling the Copy and Paste functionality for an Event Form

Previously there was no way to copy data from one entry into another entry. The copy and paste functionality can now be set on a Event Form by Event Form basis according to your needs. If copy and paste is available for that Event Form, the data in one entry can be copied to a clipboard and then pasted into a new entry for the SAME Event type. For example, you cannot copy data from a daily wellness entry to a weekly wellness entry, but you can copy it to another daily wellness entry.

The reason that this feature is NOT set up as a default feature on all forms, is because Medical Data and Event Forms should NOT be set up with copy and paste functionality. You should not be able to copy data from one athlete to another, so do NOT enable this functionality on Event Forms that could lead to data being pasted where it should not be available.

N.B. The copy and paste works for forms with Database and Related Entities in them.

The new Copy and Paste features appear at the top right of an Event during entry and editing of an Event Form Entry

The new Copy and Paste features appear at the top right of an Event during entry and editing of an Event Form Entry

To set up an Event Form with Copy and Paste functionality, open the Form's Advanced Properties

To set up an Event Form with Copy and Paste functionality, open the Form's Advanced Properties

Set the Property "Allow Copy to Clipboard" to Yes, and Save the Event Form

Set the Property "Allow Copy to Clipboard" to Yes, and Save the Event Form

The copy and paste functionality will appear as shown here. See the steps below for more information on the copy and paste features

The copy and paste functionality will appear as shown here. See the steps below for more information on the copy and paste features

At the top left of a new entry, the copy to clipboard and copy for next entry buttons may appear (if they have been enabled).

The "Copy for next entry" button allows you to copy the data entered into an entry and as soon as you enter in a new entry, the data is copied to that next entry ONLY

The "Copy for next entry" button allows you to copy the data entered into an entry and as soon as you enter in a new entry, the data is copied to that next entry ONLY

Once all of the data is entered into an entry for the athlete, click on "Copy for Next Entry".

Save the Form and choose another athlete or another entry for the same athlete.

N.B. You can open an existing saved entry and copy the data from that form as well.

If another entry is made for the same athlete, the data will automatically be pasted into the new entry

If another entry is made for the same athlete, the data will automatically be pasted into the new entry

The data is automatically loaded from the clipboard into the new entry. A message will appear at the top of the screen confirming this

N.B. If you enter in data into the same type of form again, the data will NO LONGER be available to paste; it only auto-fills one entry

N.B. If you enter in data into the same type of form again, the data will NO LONGER be available to paste; it only auto-fills one entry

Once you have auto-filled the next entry, the data is not longer available to auto-fill other entries;  for that athlete, or for any other athlete. The clipboard is essentially blank.

You can also use the "copy for next entry" to copy the data from one athlete and auto-fill an entry for another athlete

Remember that once the data is auto-filled for this athlete, it will not be available to auto-fill any additional entries.

You can reselect the copy for next entry for this athlete if you require.

The Copy to Clipboard feature allows users to copy the data and paste it into an many entries as required

Select to enter in the same Event Form, for the same athlete, or for another athlete (as shown here)

Select to enter in the same Event Form, for the same athlete, or for another athlete (as shown here)

When the same event type is selected, it will not be auto-filled. Click on "Paste from Clipboard" to paste in the copied data.

Even if a user enters in additional entries for different Event Types, the data will be stored to the clipboard for the most recently copied entry to the clipboard

As long as the user doesn't click Copy to Clipboard or Copy for Next Entry when the enter in data into the other Event types or for other entries, then the Clipboard data can be copied into an Event Type and still paste in the data.

N.B. You CANNOT copy multiple event types to the clipboard. The clipboard can ONLY store one type of data at a time; either from the Copy for next entry, or from the Copy to Clipboard

If data was copied to the clipboard for a daily wellness form, and a user then copied to clipboard a weekly monitoring form's data, the daily wellness data would be wiped, and ONLY the weekly monitoring data would be available to paste into another weekly wellness form.

Please keep in mind that the Copy and Paste functionality can only store one Event Form's data at a time.

You can however enter in multiple event types, and as long as you do not click on "Copy to clipboard" or "Copy for next entry", then the data will be available to paste the next time you enter in data for the event form that you have copied the data for.

The "Clear Data" button will wipe all of the data entered into the event form.

If a user makes a mistake and pastes data, or does a copy to next entry, and get the wrong athlete they can simply click on "Clear Data" to clear all data entered into the Event Form.

If a user mistakenly clears the data they want, they can click "Undo" to reverse the clear.

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