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Am trying to use the filepath of a file stored in a field (Not the POSIX Path) to open the file using applescript.

I have the following script steps

Set Variable [$FilePath; Value: DocumentLibrary::File Path]

How can I use this variable $FilePath in a "Perform Applescript" Script step?

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You just need to massage the path into an applescript and use the variable's value as text for the calculated script, not the dafault option, but the one above!

Substitute( and Replace( comes in pretty handy here!

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If the code were

tell app "Finder"

open $filepath

end tell

How should I have "Stringified" the above script.

In otherwords how do I add the return keys at the end of each line. Use the inverted P character?

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Just use the carriage return symbol, ¶ (Option-7 on Mac), just like any other FileMaker calculation.

"tell app "Finder"¶open ("" & $FilePath &"") as alias¶end tell"

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