I think it's awful this feature is missing.
I like to use Qlik, have copy single unique ID's into SQL server, that are not fun to type.
When checking a certain row for data quality issues.
I also know a lot of people who use the copy function at my previous work, to copy ID's into their registration system, to look up a certain account.
One option you have is to use the browser dev tools to extract the value from the web page.
This is going to work only if you are using the QlikSense server (not sure if there is a similar option for desktop).
Crtl + Shift + C
hover over the value, and you can copy it
It will work ok for single values.
I am not sure I would consider using dev tools as a correct answer. That will not work for your average business user.
Being a touch friendly interface it is not easy for a UX perspective for a user to highlight a value, as it then is interpreted as a selection. This means you can not accomplish browser based highlight-copy behavior.
The object context menu not offer copy as an option. This might seem trivial, but I am not sure copy would be that easy to implement so that it works with all browsers and devices. I guess this is partly the down side with modern ecosystems.
While the copy option is not available I would suggest looking at theses options;
- Export table to Excel. Which might be a decent option when copying multiple values.
- Qlik Sense widget can be setup to show a read only view, which allows copy paste through browser
- Browser extension/add-on that allows exporting the cell content. See Qlik Sense Export - Chrome Web Store as an example for Chrome
- An extension object can behave differently and could open up for easy copy-paste