Say your container field is named "Image".
Define a calculation field with this expression:
Select Text as the return type.
You can now search the contents of this calculation field to find records based on the text stored in the Image field.
Your answer helps me with another issue, but doesn't quite get me where I need to be.
Using Automator, I've created an application that will extract the text from documents.
I'm obviously very new at this, but how do I execute that application via FM scripting?
What is automator?
Automator is a simple application creation tool in the MAC environment. It allows a user to direct (specific) applications to perform simple tasks. The action list is then saved as an APP.
So essentially, I just need instructions on how I can execute an APP from FM.
I'm not a mac user. I would guess that automater may be generating an applescript, but that's just a guess. From FileMaker, the send event script step can be used to open a file. This may work for a file created by automator, but others would need to confirm that.
It's often possible to get what you need done fully within FileMaker scripting and not need a system level script or macro to get the job done. This can be both simpler and create a solution that works equally well on mac and windows systems.