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I'd like to save records in Filemaker (such as important faxes).

I'd probably need an applescript to do this but I have absolutely no idea what I'm up against. I read the help files etc., and experimented around a bit, but I still find it difficult.

Can anybody tell me how to accomplish this?

Or is there another way to save single records anywhere else on my computer?

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What software do your faxes come from? If you have scriptable fax software, you should be able to make a script to copy the current fax and then paste it into filemaker. A script might look like this:

code:

tell application "MyFaxApplication"

copy current document to MyImportantFax

end tell

tell application "Filemaker Pro"

create new record with data MyImportantFax

end tell


This would create a new filemaker record in the current database, and put the fax document into the first defined field.

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What kind of file is your network file? Is it another Filemaker database, or something else? Or, do you want to save each fax as a separate file?

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No! I put this all wrong! blush.gif

I'm sorry, what I meant to ask is the following:

I'd like to save faxes FROM Filemaker into/onto the networkfile where all the documents go that belong to tha same project.

So it doesn't have to go in, it has to go out!

Phew, I hope this makes sense....

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The place wehere I'd like to store the faxes is, for example, the harddisc of the computer.

So it's not a filemaker file where I'd like to keep them.

Hope this helps....

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I don't really think you need AppleScript to do this. Just set up a regular Filemaker script that exports your fax records to a text file. I can't be more specific without more information about how your database is set up, and what kind of file format that you want to save the faxes in.

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