Work with Screen Data

You can integrate the content of your host terminal screens with other Windows applications.

Copy and paste from the host screen

You can copy entire host screens or selected data to the clipboard, then print the data, paste it to other host screens, Microsoft Office products installed on your computer, or other types of files.

When you copy data from the screen and paste it into an application that accepts tabular data (for example, a spreadsheet), table columns are set by analyzing vertical space alignment. Optionally, you can configure InfoConnect so that columns are set by replacing multiple spaces or tabs with a single tab. (See Configure Clipboard Settings.)

To send host screens or data directly to Microsoft Office products, see Integrate host data with Office applications.

To copy selected data from the current screen

  1. Navigate to the host data you want to copy.

  2. Select specific data to copy. To copy it to the clipboard, do one of the following:

    Keyboard shortcut


    NOTE:This standard Windows keyboard shortcut is not available by default for some session types.


    From the InfoConnect menu, point to Edit, then click Copy.


    On the Session ribbon, from the Clipboard group, click Copy.


    Under Edit, tap Copy.

    Classic MDI

    From the Edit menu, click Copy.

    NOTE:You can select a word in a field by double-clicking the word or select all of the words in a field by triple-clicking the field.

  3. Navigate to the location where you want to paste the data. This can be on the same host screen, another host screen, or even in another application.

  4. Press CTRL+V or use the Paste command for your user interface.

Copy data into separate buffers

The InfoConnect Classic MDI interface allows you to access four buffers that you can use to store and retrieve screen data. If you are using the Classic MDI user interface mode, you can copy screen text to one of these buffers. When you need to paste the text, you can choose to paste it from that buffer. This allows you to store and retrieve different values in separate buffers.

To copy data into separate buffers

  1. If you are using the Ribbon interface, switch to the Classic MDI interface mode.

    1. On the File menu, select InfoConnect Workspace Settings and then select Configure User Interface.

    2. In the User interface mode list, select Classic MDI.

    3. Restart the workspace.

  2. In an InfoConnect session, select some data to copy.

  3. On the Edit menu, choose Copy to Buffer and then select one of the four buffers to copy the data to.

  4. Navigate to the location where you want to paste the data.

  5. On the Edit menu choose Paste from Buffer and then select the buffer you copied the data to.

Copy screens using the Screen History feature

Screen History automatically creates recordings of 3270, 5250, ALC, T27, and UTS host screens as you navigate to them. VT screens can be recorded using manual capture. You can view the information from those screens, and send multiple host screens to Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook (Email Message and Note only), if they are installed on your computer.

To copy host screens from Screen History to another location

  1. Navigate through the host screens you want to capture. The screens will be displayed in the Screen History area.

    NOTE:If you are working in a VT session, click Manual Capture to copy screen content to Screen History.

  2. Select the screen that you want to copy.

    NOTE:Only text areas of the host screen are included in the recorded image; host graphics images are not included.

  3. From the toolbar in the Screen History task pane, click the button option appropriate for your task. For example, to copy the content, click Copy and then choose Copy as Text or Copy as Bitmap.

Print the terminal screen display

InfoConnect supports printing the contents of the current terminal screen display from any terminal session.

To print a terminal screen using default settings

  1. Open a terminal session.

  2. Navigate to the screen you want to print. To print the content do one of the following.

    The steps depend on your user interface mode.

    User Interface Mode


    Ribbon or InfoConnect Browser

    From the Quick Access Toolbar, click .


    Tap the Folder icon and then under Print, select Print

    Classic MDI

    From the File menu, select Print.