Passing Values to RunRev from an AppleScript

Jim Ault JimAultWins at
Fri Dec 1 14:53:18 EST 2006

On 12/1/06 9:03 AM, "Dave" <dave at> wrote:
> Does anyone know how I could pass a value back to RunRev from an
> AppleScript that is being run via the do myAppleScript as
> "AppleScript" command?
> I can pass back a return value, but this stops the script from
> running, I would like to pass something back but have the script
> continue to run. 

I am not an expert in this area, but here are ideas and the last one I use
in my daily operations on Win and Mac.
One way that should work is to compile the Applescript and run it as an app
that stays open.  Rev would trigger it to operate, the app would send a
message to the System to trigger it again in 1 second,  it then finishes a
cycle, returning a value to Rev.
Another way, from the Rev side, you could repeatedly trigger the Applescript
everytime a new value was received by Rev.
You could use shell and the environment variables to move data between apps.
Perhaps simpler to implement is that the Applescript would write text files
to a folder that Rev would scan and read.  I use this everyday-all-day to
move data from Rev to FoxPro, then back to Rev asynchronously.

Rev -- (not the exact syntax)
put "u/a/b/c/incomingAS/" into folderpath
if there is a file (folderpath"dataForMe.txt") then
   put url ("file:"& folderpath&"dataForMe.txt") into incoming
   delete file ( folderpath&"dataForMe.txt")
end if
Not recommended -- using the clipboard between Rev and other apps.

Hope this gives you some options

Jim Ault
Las Vegas

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