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I am writing values to succesive cells in Filemaker 5.

When I go to a new cell, if its value is "" then I need to perform a different action.

I need something like ...if current cell = "" then ...etc.

Thanks

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Here's the syntax to set a variable to a field value. Use the variable to execute your conditional.

set SomeVariable to cell "SomeField" of record 1

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Thanks for your comment.

I see that I didn't explain the problem clearly.

To paraphrase the code in English:

repeat

go to the next cell

if this cell is empty then --(I don't know this cell's name)

do this

else

do that

end if

end repeat

My question is whether applescript has syntax to identify and

read the value of the cell it is currently in. (such as it

can with a record) This would make it easy, but I can't find

the magic words.

I realize that I can use FMP to get status(current Field Name)

and then get the cell value from that.

Bob

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It is not possible to get the value of "the current cell".

"Current" is only avable for record and layout.

To get the value of a cell, you must use the name or number from the cell.

something like :

tell application "FileMaker Pro"

repeat with x from 1 to (count fields)

if (get cell x of current record) = "" then

do this

else

do that

end if

end repeat

end tell

Jean-Marie -HOO;-)

[ September 29, 2001: Message edited by: Jean-Marie ]

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