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Avoid Copy And Paste option on IMS DC screen fields

 
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mahapatrasoumya

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:06 pm    Post subject: Avoid Copy And Paste option on IMS DC screen fields
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Hi All,

Can anybody suggest me if there is a way to avoid users from copying and pasting data on IMS DC screens.

I mean the user will have to key-in data and he cannot copy paste using a Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V.


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Soumya
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William Thompson

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject:
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That would be a function of the emulator or device.....
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Devzee

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 6:55 pm    Post subject:
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if there is a way to avoid users from copying and pasting data on IMS DC screens
NOPE.

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Ctrl-C and Ctrl-V
- This is done using the edit functions of the 3270 emulators, and no way related to IMS DC
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 07, 2007 10:37 pm    Post subject:
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Use some registry hacks to diable those keys, but then it would disable it across all of Windows. Even if you disabled CTRL-C, CTRL-V you have still left the possibility of CTRL-PRINT SCREEN and they can take a screen shot of the data and use that as they wish, or manually type the data to and from notepad or some other text editor, etc. If it is displayed on a screen, the data can be copied for use elsewhere in some technical fashion.

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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 2:51 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

What business reason is there to force a user to key many strokes (which is highly error-prone), rather than copying the info from another place? If it was only a few characters, it would be easier to key than copy/paste. . .

If it is not typed, it probably won't be typoed. . .
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Sandy Zimmer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:36 am    Post subject:
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Hi Dick, I am thinking security - if people have access to this system and there is a doubt about their integrity, they should not have access.
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dick scherrer

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 08, 2007 4:47 am    Post subject:
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Hello,

I'd agree that if "they" are not trusted (or even if they are trusted, but have no business reason to use the system), they shouldn't have access, but i'm not sure how preventing copy/paste would help.

Maybe TS will tell us what kind of information needs this "protection". . .
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