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placing text into a repeating field

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Hello. I can't for the life of me get this, and I'm hoping you can help me out. I simply want an applescript to write a text string into the second repetition of a repeating field? Any ideas? I don't have much hair left to pull out (plus, I guess it's time to acquire some familiarity with applescript). TIA.

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Is there some compelling reason to do this with AppleScript? If so, I believe this thread tells you what you want to know.

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Use the Status(CurrentRepetitionNumber) function; when that is 2, set the field.

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Despite repeating fields are the trademark of the seasoned developer <g> could you do it like this:

tell application "Filemaker Pro"

set _aVar to display dialog "Enter a value for 2nd repetition" default answer ""

set _aVar to text returned of _aVar

set _bVar to cell 1

set item 2 of _bVar to _aVar

set cell 1 to _bVar

end tell

...Where cell 1 is the repeating field in question, remember that the field should have it's repetitions visible on the layout in question.

--sd

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