How can I prevent duplicate information from being entered into forms when I copy and paste?

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I often copy and paste information into forms. The problem is that when I copy and paste, duplicate information is being entered. Am I doing something wrong?
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Jessica McDouall, Director, Non-Integrated Services

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If you find that your information is duplicating when it’s being pasted onto the fields on your form, take the following steps. Rather than using “Ctrl + v” to paste, use “Shift + Insert” to paste information into the fields in the WebForms form. Please note that our Product Management and Technology is working to enable the normal “paste” features in the future.
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When I do Advanced Ship Notices, I receive a daily spreadsheet from the Shipping Department with the BOL, Pro-Bill or tracking number. For some carriers LIKE FEDEX or UPS this is a very long number. I would like to see the ability to paste in the webform these long tracking numbers.

Thank you,

Charles Smith

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Cut and Paste:.
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Brent

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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled
Pasted values are duplicated into ASN fields.


When copying a value such as a BOL number and pasting it into the corresponding field, the value returned is duplicated. The only way to get correct this it is to go back and delete the duplicated portion or enter the numbers manually. Entering manually can create a huge bottleneck as the numbers are 17 digits long each.
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Jeremy

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Every time I paste something in a field it pastes twice...it's very annoying and slows my workflow to halt. Any fixes?.


I was told by customer service just now that it is a known issues. Any ETAs? I've used plenty of Java apps that support pasting....I can't imagine a FORM based applicication that doesn't...that wouldn't be very useful
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Adam Stephey

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I have this problem as well. After two years, is there still no solution? Please help. Please. I'll be your best friend?
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Lisa Sacquitne, Product Manager

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 Fantastic news! I am delighted to let you know that the long awaited fix for this issue has been installed and you now can copy and paste normally into your data entry form. 
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Adam Stephey

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Celebrate good times, c'mon!

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