Get Clipboard Text

This function gets the clipboard value and stores it in the variable defined by the value parameter.

for the moment, this activity works only for text (no files, images etc)

Properties

Output

Output: variable name to store the clipboard value.

Misc

  • Display Name: action display name in your implementation project

  • Wait Before: number milliseconds robot to wait before executing the action.

  • Wait After: number milliseconds robot to wait until moving to the next action.

  • Abort on Error: True/False

  • Retry Times: Specifies the number of times to retry an action if it doesn't end successfully. Default value 0 (no retry); Use -1 if you want to retry indefinitely.

Use Case

Potential Use Cases

  • Capture a text in the clipboard and paste it in a text field.

  • Capture a text in the clipboard and paste it in the email subject/body

Examples of Using Get Clipboard Text

Example

In this example, the robot will get a text value in the clipboard and paste it into a text field, part of a customer master data creation form.

Prerequisites:

Create an account on Wave, a free accounting cloud solution.

Watch the robot in action:

You can see how the Get Clipboard Text activity is used in an example that incorporates multiple activities. You can check and download the example from here:

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