PAW Websheet Copy/Paste from Excel

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PAW Websheet Copy/Paste from Excel

Post by image2x » Thu May 21, 2020 2:52 pm

For those who haven't yet run into this major limitation, clipboard content originating outside the browser (like from Excel) cannot be pasted into PAW websheets. IBM discloses this right in their documentation. Copy/paste into native PAW cube views is supported but not into websheets which is a functional killer for our use cases.

I know that a Chrome extension has always been required for copy/paste when using TM1Web. The extension, however, appears to have no benefit in enabling the functionality in PAW. My question is if, technically speaking, there's reason to believe the PAW limitation could be addressed via the extension approach again like is was for TM1Web? Behind the scenes, I know PAW websheet content is still coming from TM1Web and I'm curious if something like cross-site security barriers in the browser may make this impossible? Has anyone come up with a workaround?

Thank you,
-- John

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