I haven't touched AppleScript in years, but...
Try setting up an UNSTORED calculation field: get ( filepath )
Your Applescript should then be able to access the contents of this field.
AppleScript - how to select a path/filename & return it to the app (FileMaker)?
Managing Files with AppleScript Download demo file
thank you, Phil... weird that I can't use a global, but your idea worked great. thank you!
David, I need to get info on the database file itself, not on a file chosen with Choose File.
I use AppleScript often and use FileMaker variables all the time as well as any file path I wish to use. The one thing I found out early on is to use calculated Applescrips and to remember that they always evaluat as text.