I'm looking for a Windows tool, possibly commercial (budget ~100 USD), that pastes multiple values into multiple fields in a data registration scenario.
A client registers key/value pairs (from PDFs, Word files and e-mails) in a database with a desktop (Win Forms) front end. I have looked for, and not found, a tool that can accept multiple values into its buffer and then paste them all (in a single action) into separate fields in the desktop app.
I'm assuming the tool could collect data in two ways:
- Simple: The user highlights the desired value (text) and then uses CTRL-C to copy it to the tool's buffer. It is acceptable if the selection of values has to be done in a particular order.
- Advanced: The tool scans the text, looking for key/value pairs.
I'm assuming the tool has to be trained e.g. "this value belongs in this field". If the tool does not understand the WinForm layout model, I'm assuming using coordinates from the top left corner of the window is sufficient.
The effect would be similar to that of supplying URL parameters, but alas, the WinForm app doesn't accept multi-value entry from users in any form.
Does such a tool exist?