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Looking for a clipboard manager

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  1. sync

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    I have a very tedious project of copy all the pages from a web site into many fields and records in a database. I'm hoping a clipboard manager will help.

    I have Arsclip but I don't think it is suitable for this use. I used to use Clipmate and it has a feature where it will paste items in sequence. I'm hoping for a program that can do that without all the bloat that Clipmate has.
     
  2. stantley

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    You could probably automate most of the process by writing an AutoHotkey script.
     
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    I have used AutoHotkey a bit. Does it have buffers to save data or are you suggesting to use it in conjuction with a clipboard manager?

    Every page I'm copying has to be split into 8 fields.
     
  4. stantley

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    It might be easier to use the clipboard capabilities of AutoHotkey instead of a separate clipboard manager. You could highlight some text, send a Ctrl-C and then that text would be in the variable %clipboard%. Then you could do:

    FileAppend, %clipboard%`n, C:\test.txt

    which would put that text (and a CRLF) into a text file. You could read that file into the database, it depends on how you want to get this data into the database.

    Another thing you could do is activate the browser window, do a Ctrl-A and a Ctrl-C and the contents of the whole page would be in %clipboard%. Then use a parsing loop to do the split into 8 fields.

    http://www.autohotkey.com/docs/commands/LoopParse.htm
     
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    I love your idea of having Autokey store the data in a text file. That will be a big time saver.

    The content on the web pages is not consistent enough to use parsing.

    Thanks.
     
  6. stantley

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    AutoHotkey has a lot of string functions that you might be able to use. You could search for a keyword or a certain pattern of characters.
     
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