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Import Records is asynchronous

Question asked by BatMan on Jun 22, 2011
Latest reply on Apr 5, 2012 by VerneArase


Import Records is asynchronous



I have an AppleScript that calls a FileMaker script, which contains the Import Records command. The import usually takes a few seconds to finish as hundreds of records are imported. After this call, the AppleScript sends further Apple Events to FileMaker Pro Advanced.

So far, so good. The problem is that the FM script doesn't wait until the import is finished, but goes on (and finally terminates) while the import is still running. This causes the AppleScript to continue with sending the subsequent Apple Events to FMP, which then fail with the infamous error -10011: “Data is being accessed by another user, script or transaction.” How can I force the import to be synchronous? Delaying the AppleScript a fixed number of seconds is no option, because the import time varies a lot, and the process must be robust.

I'm using FileMaker Pro Advanced 11.0.3 under Mac OS X 10.6.7. Any help is greatly appreciated.