Moving and copying elements

There are 2 main methods for copying or moving elements using the CLC Workbench:

  1. Select the element(s) in the Navigation Area and then use the cut, copy and paste actions.

    These actions can be carried out using options under the Edit menu:

    Cut (Image cut_16_h_p), Copy (Image Copy_16_n_p) and Paste (Image Paste_16_n_p).

    Alternatively, keyboard shortcuts can be used:

    • Ctrl + C (Image command_key_web + C on Mac) to copy
    • Ctrl + X (Image command_key_web + X on Mac) to cut
    • Ctrl + V (Image command_key_web + V on Mac) to paste

    When you cut an element, it will appear "grayed out" until you activate the paste function. You can revert the cut command by copying another element.

  2. Drag and drop elements:
    • Move a data element between folders in the same File Location by dragging the element to the new folder.
    • Make a copy of the element in in a different File Location by dragging the element to the new location.
    • Make a copy of a data element in the same File Location as the original by keeping the Ctrl / Command key depressed while dragging the data element to the new folder.
    File Locations are described in Adding locations.

If an element of the same name already exists in the destination folder, the name of the copied/moved element will get a numeric extension, "-1", "-2", etc.

If you copy an element, and then paste into a place that expects text, a CLC URL for the location of that element will be pasted in. This can be a convenient way to share the location of specific elements with colleagues if they are using shared data locations. For example, you could paste the CLC URL into an email or chat message. To find an element, paste the URL into the Search field above the Navigation Area in a CLC Workbench and press Enter.

Dragging and dropping elements can also be used to: