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How to copy from a table control in a form (Base) to a spreadsheet (calc)

Hi everyone,

This may be a stupid question but I am totally stuck. In base when I want to copy directly from a table, I go to tables, select the appropriate table, open it, select the square in the top - left to select all, copy, paste in calc, done. It is super easy. With queries it is the same.

But when I have a FORM with a TABLE CONTROL (or table widget, or whatever you want to call them). It does not work that way. It is driving me nuts! Select all with top-left square still works in the table control, but when I ctrl-c ctrl-v. only one cel of the table is copied to calc. I want the entire table! Not just one cell!

Is this some issue with 3.5.7.2 (my version now)? I do not understand why it would behave this way. There also seems to be no documentation about this whatsoever. I used the forms to create some tables with a layout suitable for export to another program, but since I cannot copy-paste to calc and save as .csv I am totally stuck. Help is much appreciated.

Kind regards, rhpv

How to copy Copying from a table control in a form (Base) to a spreadsheet (calc)(calc) does not work

Hi everyone,

This may be a stupid question but I am totally stuck. In base when I want to copy directly from a table, I go to tables, select the appropriate table, open it, select the square in the top - left to select all, copy, paste in calc, done. It is super easy. With queries it is the same.

But when I have a FORM with a TABLE CONTROL (or table widget, or whatever you want to call them). It does not work that way. It is driving me nuts! Select all with top-left square still works in the table control, but when I ctrl-c ctrl-v. only one cel of the table is copied to calc. I want the entire table! Not just one cell!

Is this some issue with 3.5.7.2 (my version now)? I do not understand why it would behave this way. There also seems to be no documentation about this whatsoever. I used the forms to create some tables with a layout suitable for export to another program, but since I cannot copy-paste to calc and save as .csv I am totally stuck. Help is much appreciated.

Kind regards, rhpv

Copying from a table control in a form (Base) to a spreadsheet (calc) does not work

Hi everyone,

This may be a stupid question but I am totally stuck. In base when I want to copy directly from a table, I go to tables, select the appropriate table, open it, select the square in the top - left to select all, copy, paste in calc, done. It is super easy. With queries it is the same.

But when I have a FORM with a TABLE CONTROL (or table widget, or whatever you want to call them). It does not work that way. It is driving me nuts! Select all with top-left square still works in the table control, but when I ctrl-c ctrl-v. only one cel of the table is copied to calc. I want the entire table! Not just one cell!

Is this some issue with 3.5.7.2 (my version now)? I do not understand why it would behave this way. There also seems to be no documentation about this whatsoever. I used the forms to create some tables with a layout suitable for export to another program, but since I cannot copy-paste to calc and save as .csv I am totally stuck. Help is much appreciated.

Kind regards, rhpv