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Vizlib Writeback Table Guides - Pasting Data Values

With Vizlib Writeback Table you can paste one (or more) values into the table from a spreadsheet, or even a separate system, quickly adding them - in bulk - as data inputs.


Guidelines and Errors 

If you need to paste any data into a table, there are some guidelines for you to follow. 

  • Pasting should only be attempted in editable cells. 
  • Use the CTRL+V command to paste data you've saved on the clipboard. 
  • Click on an editable cell to focus the cursor. 
  • Select Single Cell or Multi Cell pasting. 
  • Data is pasted into the focused cell, and the cells to the right (if you are trying to paste more than one column). 
  • Pasting multiple rows from a spreadsheet (e.g. Microsoft Excel) is supported. 
  • Pasting can also be done using the Context menu.

An error will be returned if 

  • There are no cells to the right to accept the pasted values. 
  • The pasted values do not meet any validation requirements for the cell.

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Single Cell and Multi Cell 

If you try to paste some data from the clipboard into a writeback table cell which has multiple rows supported (see the Customization article here), a pop-up dialog will open which asks you to choose between single cell and multi cell paste operations (Figure 1). 

Figure 1: Paste Options

Multi Cell will paste data into multiple cells (you can see an example using the first 4 table rows in Figure 2).

Figure 2: Multi Cell Example

Single Cell will paste multiple rows into a single cell (Figure 3 shows an example).

Figure 3: Single Cell Example

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Multiple Columns

This example shows how to paste an Excel table of 2 rows and 4 columns from the clipboard.  



  • Select the focused cell in the table (Figure 4). 

Figure 4: Focused Cell in Table

  • Use CTRL +V to paste the values into the focused cell and the column to the right (Figure 5). 

Figure 5: Paste Completed

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