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AppleScript.Execute

Performs a compiled Apple Script.

Component Version macOS Windows Linux Server iOS SDK
AppleScript 1.0 ✅ Yes ❌ No ❌ No ✅ Yes, on macOS ❌ No
MBS( "AppleScript.Execute"; Script ID )   More

Parameters

Parameter Description Example
Script ID The Id of the script you want to execute. This ID returned by the AppleScript.Compile function. 1

Description

Performs a compiled Apple Script.
Executes an AppleScript that was previously compiled using the AppleScript.Compile function.
AppleScripts can return a result to the object that called them. This is similar to the Script Results that were introduced in FileMaker 8.0.
Older plugin versions used to put quotes around result. 6.4 and newer don't include quotes.

Examples

Execute a stored Applescript

MBS( "Applescript.Execute" ; $ScriptID)

Send email via AppleScript and properties:

Set Variable [ $script ; Value: "property MySubject : \"My Subject\"
property MyBody : \"My Body\"
property MyReceiver : \"test@test.test\"
property MySender : \"test@test.test\"

tell application \"Mail\"
        activate
        set NewMail to make new outgoing message with properties {visible:true, subject:MySubject, content:MyBody}
       
        tell NewMail
                make new to recipient at beginning of to recipients with properties {address:MyReceiver}
        end tell
       
        set the sender of NewMail to MySender
end tell" ]

# compile it
Set Variable [ $scriptID ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.Compile"; $script ]
If [ MBS("isError") ]
    Show Custom Dialog [ MBS("AppleScript.LastErrorMessage") ]
    Exit Script [ Text Result: ]
End If

# now fill in values
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $scriptID; "MySubject"; AppleScript Properties::Subject) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $scriptID; "MyBody"; AppleScript Properties::Body) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $scriptID; "MyReceiver"; AppleScript Properties::Receiver) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $scriptID; "MySender"; AppleScript Properties::Sender) ]

# check if it is there
Show Custom Dialog [ MBS("AppleScript.GetPropertyValue"; $scriptID; "MySubject") ]

# run the script
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "Applescript.Execute"; $scriptID) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.Close"; $scriptID) ]

Sets the note field for a contact via AppleScript functions:

# Set Contact Note via AppleScript
Set Variable [ $theID ; Value: "773E1A42-ABCD-4CCF-88DE-E9C64BEE6D33:ABPerson" ]
Set Variable [ $theNote ; Value: "Best Hotdogs in town!" ]
# Compile AppleScript
Set Variable [ $ScriptID ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.Compile"; "property theID : \"\"¶ property theNote : \"\"¶ tell application \"Contacts\"¶ set theContact to the first person whose id is theID¶ set note of theContact to theNote¶ save¶ return note of theContact¶ end tell" ) ]
Show Custom Dialog [ "Result from AppleScript" ; MBS( "AppleScript.LastError" ) & ¶ & MBS( "AppleScript.LastErrorMessage" ) ]
# run a query or multiple
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $ScriptID; "theID"; $theID ) ]
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.SetPropertyValue"; $ScriptID; "theNote"; $theNote ) ]
Set Variable [ $result ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.Execute"; $ScriptID) ]
Show Custom Dialog [ "Result from AppleScript" ; $result & ¶ & MBS( "AppleScript.LastError" ) & ¶ & MBS( "AppleScript.LastErrorMessage" ) ]
# free memory
Set Variable [ $r ; Value: MBS( "AppleScript.Close"; $ScriptID) ]

See also

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Created 18th August 2014, last changed 17th November 2023


AppleScript.Compile - AppleScript.GetPropertyName