You can transfer the contents of fields onto the clipboard of your operating system and then paste them into other fields of the SAP System or into other applications. To do this, you use the Clipboard functions.
There is a difference between the functions described here and similar functions you may sometimes find in the Edit menu. The Clipboard functions, though limited, work for the clipboard of your windowing environment, which means you can use them to move or copy contents between the SAP System and other applications. The functions in the Edit menu, though more extensive, only work within the SAP System.
The transferred data remains in the clipboard until you use Cut or Copy again to move or copy new texts onto the clipboard. You can insert the texts into fields on another SAP screen or an external application.
To copy the data from several fields or different field types of the screen onto the clipboard, you must turn on the selection mode:
The clipboard now holds all the information from the fields you have selected, including the field names and short descriptions. For this reason, you usually cannot insert the contents of the clipboard in the current screen. This feature is primarily intended for copying SAP information and pasting it into an external program, such as Microsoft Word.