Can a form display text that is ready for cutting-and-pasting?

Hello all –

In one of my forms, it would be very useful if I could have a form question
output a chunk of text (which had been assembled using calculations/hidden
fields) … But when this text is output on the smartphone on the commcare
form page, it is possible for the user to select-all and copy-and-paste
that text into somewhere else on the phone.

How could that be done? Is there some way to inject ‘default text’ into a
normal text-input field… which, because it was appearing in an inputtable
field, could be copy-and-pasted from? or some other means of outputting
text into the form on the phone in a copy-and-pasteable way?

thanks!

Eric

Just pinging this thread… is there any way to do this? Would allow me to
be pretty effective at getting information shared with another app, which
is a cool challenge to develop a new method for…

Eric

Hey Eric,

Unfortunately that’s not currently possible - you can set a default value
for a given text field, but that value can’t be a calculation. I would
recommend posting an idea on our Uservoice about allowing you to copy and
select text in a label.

Thanks,
Sheel

··· On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Eric Stephan wrote:

Just pinging this thread… is there any way to do this? Would allow me
to be pretty effective at getting information shared with another app,
which is a cool challenge to develop a new method for…

Eric


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Sheel Shah
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Eric,

Can you file a bug report on this? You should definitely be able to
copy/paste text from the app that you’re using in a Label.

-Clayton

··· On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Sheel Shah wrote:

Hey Eric,

Unfortunately that’s not currently possible - you can set a default value
for a given text field, but that value can’t be a calculation. I would
recommend posting an idea on our Uservoice about allowing you to copy and
select text in a label.

Thanks,
Sheel

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Eric Stephan estephan@fhi360.org wrote:

Just pinging this thread… is there any way to do this? Would allow me
to be pretty effective at getting information shared with another app,
which is a cool challenge to develop a new method for…

Eric


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Hi Eric,

As of CommCare ODK 2.22, you can enable labels to be selectable via the
form builder by changing the Appearance Attribute of a Label from
minimal to selectable.

I’ve added a more detailed documention in Advanced CommCare ODK Formatting
https://confluence.dimagi.com/display/commcarepublic/Advanced+CommCare+ODK+Formatting#AdvancedCommCareODKFormatting-SelectableLabels

I hope this helps!

··· -- Phillip Mates CommCare Mobile Developer

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Clayton Sims csims@dimagi.com wrote:

Eric,

Can you file a bug report on this? You should definitely be able to
copy/paste text from the app that you’re using in a Label.

-Clayton

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Sheel Shah sshah@dimagi.com wrote:

Hey Eric,

Unfortunately that’s not currently possible - you can set a default value
for a given text field, but that value can’t be a calculation. I would
recommend posting an idea on our Uservoice about allowing you to copy and
select text in a label.

Thanks,
Sheel

On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Eric Stephan estephan@fhi360.org wrote:

Just pinging this thread… is there any way to do this? Would allow me
to be pretty effective at getting information shared with another app,
which is a cool challenge to develop a new method for…

Eric


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HEY! This is big news – I appreciate it much. This adds another tool to
the kit when it comes for our app to “play cooperatively” with other
apps… now there’s a chance that perhaps cutting and pasting (in one
particularly crucial text field) is one method among many to solve such
issues.

Giant thanks –

Eric

··· On Tuesday, July 28, 2015 at 6:22:11 PM UTC+2, pmates wrote: > > Hi Eric, > > As of CommCare ODK 2.22, you can enable labels to be selectable via the > form builder by changing the *Appearance Attribute* of a Label from > *minimal* to *selectable*. > > I've added a more detailed documention in Advanced CommCare ODK Formatting > > > I hope this helps! > > -- > Phillip Mates > CommCare Mobile Developer > > On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 11:12 AM, Clayton Sims <cs...@dimagi.com > wrote: > >> Eric, >> >> Can you file a bug report on this? You should definitely be able to >> copy/paste text from the app that you're using in a Label. >> >> -Clayton >> >> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 8:30 AM, Sheel Shah <ss...@dimagi.com > wrote: >> >>> Hey Eric, >>> >>> Unfortunately that's not currently possible - you can set a default >>> value for a given text field, but that value can't be a calculation. I >>> would recommend posting an idea on our Uservoice about allowing you to copy >>> and select text in a label. >>> >>> Thanks, >>> Sheel >>> >>> On Tue, May 26, 2015 at 6:19 AM, Eric Stephan <este...@fhi360.org > wrote: >>> >>>> Just pinging this thread... is there any way to do this? Would allow >>>> me to be pretty effective at getting information shared with another app, >>>> which is a cool challenge to develop a new method for... >>>> >>>> Eric >>>> >>>> -- >>>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>>> >>> >>> >>> >>> -- >>> Sheel Shah >>> Project Manager | Dimagi >>> m: +1.781.428.5419 | skype: sheel_shah >>> >>> >>> -- >>> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google >>> Groups "commcare-users" group. >>> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send >>> an email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >>> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >>> >> >> -- >> You received this message because you are subscribed to the Google Groups >> "commcare-users" group. >> To unsubscribe from this group and stop receiving emails from it, send an >> email to commcare-user...@googlegroups.com . >> For more options, visit https://groups.google.com/d/optout. >> > >