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AppleScript to get FM global variable

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I'm familiar with utilizing Calculated AppleScript or setting a global field to a value and then reading it from AppleScript. But is there a direct method for AppleScript to get a FM global variable from outside of the FM application, ie. for AS app, is there a way to say:

tell application "FileMaker Pro" to tell database "myDB" to set v to { get filemaker global variable named "gv" }


 

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Don't have a Mac so can't test for you, and don't know too much about AppleScript.

Can you invoke a FM script with AppleScript? If so, can you grab the exit value if one is specified in the FM script? (ie, Exit Script [ value ])? If yes, you could create a simple script that returns only the global variable you're after.

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3 hours ago, McScripta said:

 is there a direct method for AppleScript to get a FM global variable from outside of the FM application

No.

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21 hours ago, OlgerDiekstra said:

Can you invoke a FM script with AppleScript? If so, can you grab the exit value if one is specified in the FM script? (ie, Exit Script [ value ])? If yes, you could create a simple script that returns only the global variable you're after.

Thanks for suggesting it. Yes I can invoke FM script but to my knowledge it will not return its result to AS... I'm afraid @comment is right about this one.

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12 minutes ago, McScripta said:

to my knowledge it will not return its result to AS

Correct, it won't. Why can't you use a global field?

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