2 Replies Latest reply on Nov 4, 2014 9:04 AM by mikedr

    Tip on generating find requests for remote databases in AppleScript

    mikedr

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      Tip on generating find requests for remote databases in AppleScript

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      This took some good google-fu for me to figure out, so I figured I'd post just in case anyone else is having the same problem.

      I had the following snippet that worked perfectly for the local database:

      set newFind to create new request
              tell newFind
                   set field "Client matter number" to input
              end tell

      This failed when I migrated the database to a remote server.  Instead, I use this.

       

      set newFind to create new request with data {"", "", input}

      The field in question ("Client matter number") is the third field in the layout.  This is why I specify two "" in the data.

      I don't know why the former doesn't work for remote databases, but such is life!

       - Mike.