AppleScript - Silent Running?
preid at reidit.co.uk
Tue Sep 20 13:50:12 CDT 2005
>You could use the built-in web interfaces. I believe FileMaker can
>supply HTML or XML. This has the advantage of being "silent" as you
>say, and cross-platform.
With v7 FileMaker Pro standard edition no longer supports HTML/XML
nor the older CDML. You have to buy one of the expensive version to
get this functionality!
>FileMaker 7 comes with free xDBC connectivity out of the box, though there
>are updaters which you should get at the FileMaker download page.
I tried this before moving to AppleScript and couldn't get it to
work. I couldn't connect to the FM Pro database using other tools,
not just Rev! I did send an e-mail to the list to ask for advice
about getting Rev to access FM Pro using ODBC but got no replies. I
believe Daniel Wenger had also asked for help with this on this list
and got no replies either! This is why both he and I independently
decided to use AppleScript instead. If someone can give us full
details of how to use ODBC with Rev and FM Pro under OS X
Panther/Tiger, I'd be delighted to give it a try!
> > I use AppleScript to send "hide yourself" to FM Pro whenever
> > possible, but this doesn't help when I'm trying to access the
> > database since I have to start my AppleScripts with 'activate'.
Er, what's "not true" - that you're forced to see FM Pro do its stuff
when using AppleScript or that you need "activate" at the start of
each script? I'm happy to believe the latter isn't required, but I
don't think it helps since if this is left out I still see FM Pro
screens flashing away. However, I'm fairly convinced of the former!
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