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How to copy & paste between server and desktop

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  • How to copy & paste between server and desktop

    I can "manually" copy & paste between my local desktop and my server - where my desktop app resides. However, I can not do it via code.

    Can someone kindly share how they do it. My server is accessed via a RDP. I cann't get the right address for the server. Nor can I figure out how to address my local desktop from the server.

    Suggestions would be most welcome. Thanks

    ~ Tom

  • #2
    Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

    I found one answer here

    Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


    • #3
      Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

      Thanks Robin. I think I can get it from here.

      Wish I had thought of just Google-ing for it!

      Much appreciated.

      ~ Tom


      • #4
        Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

        Hi Tom,
        Your question is a bit vague, so for others reading maybe you might clarify. Cutting and pasting is a manual event with data being placed on the Clipboard. Are you trying to
        1. Having code in the server application retrieve and processing data on the Clipboard.
        2. Completely automating the act of reaching into a file on your local desktop from your server and processing the data in the file on your local machine by code in application on the server?
        Mike W
        "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


        • #5
          Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

          Also if you have a shortcut to the RDP you can configure cut & paste in its properties

          Discernment is not needed in things that differ, but in those things that appear to be the same. - Miles Sanford


          • #6
            Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

            Good morning Mike and Robin.

            I'm simply trying to copy files from the server, were my app resides, back to my local desktop. But I still can't get it work! I get the message that"Access is Denied". This error message may be coming from my local computer, but I can't find how to eliminate it.

            I can open file explorer on the server, and navigate to my local computer and copy and paste without a problem. My code is below. I mapped the local drive to the "P Drive"

            IF File.exists("P:\PALs\Send") then
            dim global vsource as c = "E:\Databases\PALs_Dev\PALs01\patients.dbf"
            dim global vdest as c = "P:\PALs\Send" '+CHR(92)
            msgbox("Process Complete","File Copies")
            msgbox("Sorry","Your setup does not permit this function")
            end if

            Any suggestions would be welcome.

            ~ Tom


            • #7
              Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

              Hi Tom,
              This sounds like a security issue. I am assuming that you as a user have administrative privileges on the server. You as a user are recognized as having read and write privileges to "conduct business" with files. However, it is likely that the server does not recognize your application as a qualified user and so you are getting that message. I have seen this before. Try changing the server security settings to the lowest level and try transferring again. Another option is to copy the file on the server to the server under a different temporary name and then transfer that temporary file. Those are my thoughts at the moment.
              Mike W
              "I rebel in at least small things to express to the world that I have not completely surrendered"


              • #8
                Re: How to copy & paste between server and desktop

                Looks like I can use: ui_get_file() to select files, then scroll down to the P: drive and PASTE them. I'd like to make this easier for our users.

                ~ Tom