Copy dataframe to clipboard

Any news about this topic ? Did you managed to create something ?

Not yet, the work around was to create an export button that generate a csv instead of actually copying the dataframe.
Hope it helps:

csv = df_export.to_csv(index=False)
b64 = base64.b64encode(csv.encode()).decode()
# st.markdown('### **⬇️ Download output CSV File **')
href = f'<a class="streamlit-button small-button"
href="data:file/csv;base64,{b64}" download="{df_export.columns[0]}.csv">Export</a>'
st.markdown(href, unsafe_allow_html=True)

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My objective was to export this clipboard to excel, i didn’t find a easy way to use clipboard, instead i’m downloading df as xlsx and use it to copy for my sheets.

I used Heroku to deploy this app, so using href didn’t work, i think something related to VM used… So i used new function st.download_button and it’s works

I managed that with this:

# Function to convert csv to xlsx
def to_excel(df):
    output = BytesIO()
    writer = pd.ExcelWriter(output, engine='xlsxwriter')
    df.to_excel(writer, sheet_name='Sheet1',index=False)
    processed_data = output.getvalue()
    return processed_data

This function i get from one topic … And to download it…

    df= to_excel(df)


See if could be useful for you…

Best Regards.

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How do I identify and throw a message if the data has been copied using this. For example: Once a person click on the button, Can I throw some kind of message saying dataframe as been copied?

This works well for me (on windows):

import pyperclip
# Your code ...# 
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I think pyperclip doesn’t work when the app is run on streamlit. At least, it didn’t work for me! Any solution is appreciated.

I think this will only work if you are running on your local. If you deploy that on a server, pyperclip will try to use the server process’s clipboard instead of the one the user’s browser is running in. If it works at all, it will be uselessly sitting in a clipboard in a headless process on a server, not your local clipboard.

The current dataframe version supports copy to clipboard of all columns which I believe solves the question of the topic. You can find some information here.

Unless I am missing something, this is not really convenient for large dataframes, say > 1000 rows.

You can select all cells (CMD + A) and copy them to the clipboard. But I think for larger data, a download option would be better option for this usecase.

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That shortcut is what I was missing and it is good enough for me.


The supported keyboard shortcuts are linked in the Bulk edits section.

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Hi! It works indeed, however, what I find not very convenient is that you can’t copy the column names in this way. Only via loading a .csv file, which we don’t want to do, when we want to copy just a little bit of the values.

We would like it much better with an ability to choose and copy the column names as well.