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I have a solution that needs regular maintenance scripts to run. I have one that prints records to a calendar and others that update records in other ways. I need these scripts to run over night because some take several minutes or even hours to run.

I have FMS8 and have put an applescript (one that just opens a webpage for this test) in the scripts folder to test the Schedules function. When I right click and say run now nothing happens. After leaving it over night it said Disabled and I cant even test it.

I am sure I am missing something here can someone clue me into what I am doing wrong?

Thanks

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FMS8 schedules do not run AppleScripts, they run Shell Scripts. This is a common misconception.

It's trivial to have a shell script which performs Applescript command. e.g.

#!/bin/sh

cd xyz ; open 'MyAppleScript'   # this will work if the applescript is saved as an app





# a different way, execute Applescript command directly

osascript -e 'Tell application "Safari" to quit'



(those are from memory, i may have messed up the syntax slightly)

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group is fmsadmin

my file is called test.sh a plain text file made with pico

#!/bin/sh

open /Library/FileMaker Server/Data/Scripts/AutomationScripts/test.app

that is my script

i want it to run an applescript app called test.app in a folder i put in the scripts folder.

works from the terminal but the schedule says it runs but nothing happens

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1. Check permissions on the enclosing folder?

2. Do you get any output in Console.log or System.log (Mac OS X) or filemaker's Event.log that indicates what the error might be?

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