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Hi,

I've run into a snag, I want to run a script to sort & print reports at a certain time every monday morning, but am not sure how to approach this. I need it to work if the database is idle, so I can't base the script off modification time and dates.....

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As you're running OS X you can set up a CRON job to execute at a specific time. The CRON job should execute an FMP database with an opening script to get things going.

I use this technique to schedule a minute by minute check for updated entires in my system. This also works even if FMP is not running, as the action is to start the database every time, therefore starting FMP if required. Admittedly this requires a redundant machine, but the service it provides far outweighs it's cost and is probably cheaper than a plug-in on 30 desktops.

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