`deleterecord` statement doesn't load up the clipboard


#1

This code

deleterecord
pasterecord

doesn’t paste the deleted record back. It pastes whatever was on the clipboard before the sequence was triggered. It did work in Pan 6.

michael


#2

I can confirm this. Interestingly, CutRecord works correctly, which is very odd considering the two commands are supposed to be synonymous.


#3

It’s inconsistent with the past but in my opinion it’s not a bad thing. The option to keep the clipboard out of it is intriguing and could be useful.


#4

Except for the fact that the statement is supposed to copy the record to the clipboard!

m


#5

IMHO, DeleteRecord should not alter the clipboard.

Delete is not Copy nor Cut which would alter the clipboard. Delete is delete, regardless of previous results.


#6

I have to agree with Robert, Delete should not touch the clipboard. In Panorama 6 you had Clear in the Edit menu which deleted without copying to the clipboard but there was no Delete in that menu. In Panorama X you now have Delete but no Clear. Since Delete looks as though it has supplanted Clear, I think it would be logical to duplicate their action as well. Adding a delete and deletecell statement would round out the transition.


#7

How convienient. I was about to make an announcement here that I have just changed the documentation for deleterecord to indicate that it doesn’t alter the clipboard, even though that is a slight change from Panorama 6. So I’m delighted to find that Robert and Gary have already made the point for me :slight_smile: If you need the record in the clipboard, either add a copyrecord statement or use cutrecord.