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Copy from SAPGui to the clipboard

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Did you know that your ABAP programme can copy content to your operating system’s clipboard?

My friend Nuno Morais used this feature because he created a programme to generate GUIDs. Once generated, he had to select and manually copy them to the clipboard. Until he realised that the programme could do it for him. And then the world became slightly simpler. His world at least.

Like this:

DATA data_for_clipboard TYPE STANDARD TABLE OF char100.
DATA return_code TYPE sysubrc.

data_for_clipboard = VALUE #( ( generate_guid( ) ) ).

    data = data_for_clipboard
    rc = return_code
    cntl_error = 1
    error_no_gui = 2
    not_supported_by_gui = 3
    no_authority = 4
    others = 5 ).

I’ve probably come across this CL_GUI_FRONTEND_SERVICES method before, but I only paid attention to it after Nuno showed me how to use it.

Thanks Nuno Morais for the tip.

Greetings from Abapinho.