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OSAScript (script )

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Peter Wagemans, SHpartners
http://www.shpartners.com

performs an AppleScript from a calculation field

Sample Input:
OSAScript ( script )
Sample Output:
result of your script


 Then copy & paste into FileMaker Advanced's Edit Custom Function window.

Click here to copy To Clip Manager if you have myFMbutler's Clip Manager installed

Description:

Normally, you can only execute AppleScripts as script steps. The free shell plugin lets you pass the script to the system shell.
The only thing we have to do is quote the script string, remove the tabs, and prepend every line of code with "-e ".
Complex enough though to make a small custom function.

Try it when the field "myScript" has the following contents:

tell application "Finder"
set theFolderName to "Hello World!"
make new folder in desktop with properties {name:theFolderName}
end tell


Be careful not to send stuff to FileMaker itself, since it is busy calculating the formula. You could experiment with "ignoring application responses" to work around that.

Note: these functions are not guaranteed or supported by BrianDunning.com. Please contact the individual developer with any questions or problems.

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