0 Replies Latest reply on Oct 29, 2012 3:54 PM by VincentAngeloni breaks Applescript 'open' command


      Summary breaks Applescript 'open' command


      FileMaker Pro

      Version FMPro Adv

      Operating system version

      OS X 10.8.2

      Description of the issue

      This applescript worked just fine until I updated to FMPro Adv

      tell application "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
         delay 5
         open alias "OS X:Users:vangelon:Documents:Filemaker files:Pword.fmp12" with passwords "blahblahblah" for Accounts "myaccount"
      end tell

      The "open" line chokes saying "Apple event timed out" and it puts up the 'Open File' dialog in Filemaker. So it is not getting the file to open or putting in the account and password info in the background like it was supposed to.

      Steps to reproduce the problem

      Run the applescript above and line with "open" fails

      Expected result

      Expect FMPro to open the file without asking for user account or password

      Actual result

      Applescript error and file does not open, the open file dialog appears in FMPro

      Exact text of any error message(s) that appear

      FileMaker Pro Advanced got an error: AppleEvent timed out.  (this error appears in Script Debugger 5... Filemaker app launches but does not open the file like it used to.


      GUI scripting works, but it is ugly.

      tell application "Finder"
      open "OS X:Users:vangelon:Documents:Filemaker files:Pword.fmp12" -- change path here
      delay 5
      end tell

      activate application "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
      tell application "System Events"
      tell process "FileMaker Pro Advanced"
      set value of text field 1 of window "Open “DATABASE_NAME”" to "ACCOUNT_NAME" -- insert account name here, insert DATABASE_NAME ("myDB" if file opened is "myDB.fmp12")
      set value of text field 2 of window "Open “DATABASE_NAME”" to "PASSWORD" -- insert password & database name here
      click button "OK" of window "Open “DATABASE_NAME”" -- insert database name here
      click button "Find" of tool bar 1 of window "DATABASE_NAME" --insert database name here, too
      keystroke tab -- forward tab key, moves to first text field so user can type search term, alter or delete this line if you want to start searching another field
      end tell
      end tell