Apple script problems
jhurley at infostations.com
Tue Dec 16 06:57:44 CST 2003
>Date: Tue, 16 Dec 2003 13:14:18 +1000
>From: Sarah Reichelt <sarahr at genesearch.com.au>
>Subject: Re: Apple script problems
>To: How to use Revolution <use-revolution at lists.runrev.com>
>Message-ID: <EFC1B732-2F75-11D8-A288-0003937A97B8 at genesearch.com.au>
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>> I am still surprised that AppleScript doesn't do the normal thing and
>> just return a comma/return (or tab/return) delimited text file instead
>> of the curly brackets. Thank God there are not curly brackets in the
>I don't have FileMaker so I can't test this, but what do you get if you
> get every record as string
>in the AppleScript?
>AppleScript has decided to give you a list and that may end up easiest
>to process, but try coercing it to a string and see what happens.
>sarahr at genesearch.com.au
You are a champ, proving the superiority of string theory! It returns
a tab/return delimited string.
Unfortunately, for a big file, I get an "execution error." But I got
that without the "as string." I don't think this is a Run Rev
capacity problem. I am able to import the file into a varaibe (or a
field). I suspect that AppleScript has limits on string lengths.
Back to the tried-and-true--importing a text file.
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