Keyboard shortcuts

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Keyboard shortcuts

Using keyboard shortcuts can improve your productivity. If you are using Easy Data Transform a lot we suggest you find the time to learn at least some of them. The following keyboard shortcuts are available for the Windows version of Easy Data Transform:

 

Key

Shortcut

Action

A

Ctrl+A

Select all in Center pane.

B

Ctrl+B

Show the Batch Process window.

I

Alt+I

Input From File.


Alt+Shift+I

Input From Clipboard.

N

Ctrl+N

New .transform file.

O

Ctrl+O

Open .transform file.


Alt+O

Output To File.

S

Ctrl+S

Save .transform file.

Del

Del

Delete selected item(s) in Center pane.

,

Ctrl+,

Show Preferences window.

=

Ctrl+=

Zoom Center pane so all items fit.

+

Ctrl++

Zoom Center pane in.

-

Ctrl+-

Zoom Center pane out.

Left arrow

Ctrl+Left arrow

Move Center pane selection from item to highest[1] item that inputs to it.


Alt+Left arrow

Move keyboard focus to Center pane.

Right arrow

Ctrl+Right arrow

Move Center pane selection from item to highest[1] item that it outputs to.


Alt+Right arrow

Move keyboard focus to Right pane.

Up arrow

Ctrl+Up arrow

Move Center pane selection from item to highest[1] sibling[3].

Down arrow

Ctrl+Down arrow

Move Center pane selection from item to lowest[2] sibling[3].

1...9

Ctrl+1...Ctrl+9

Select input item 1 to 9 (based on height in Center pane).


Alt+1...Alt+9

Select output item 1 to 9 (based on height in Center pane).

F1

F1

Show help.

[1] Highest=nearest the top of the Center pane.

[2] Lowest=nearest the bottom of the Center pane.

[3] Two items are considered siblings if they have inputs from the same item(s) or they both have no inputs.

 

You can also use the keyboard to add transforms in the Center pane. Just select the item(s) you want to add the transform to and start typing the name. Only eligible transform that contain the typed letters will be displayed (spaces are ignored).

 

For example, to add the Rename Cols transform an existing Input item:

select the input items

type ren

press the Return key

If you want to see a list of all the transform names, press the Space key before you start typing. You can use the Del or Backspace key to undo letters typed.

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You can quickly change selection in the Center pane using arrow keys with the Ctrl key.

 

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If you are zoomed in you can scroll the Center pane by pressing the Shift key and dragging the canvas.

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