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i am trying to write a script which fires on the first of the month. but it always fires no matter what the date.

 

trigger birthdays send
If
[ Date ( Month ( Get (CurrentDate) ) -0 ; 1 ; Year ( Get (CurrentDate) ) ) ]

Perform Script [ “Birthdays report this month” ]

Else

Exit Script [ ]

End If 

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If[Get(CurrentDate) = Date ( Month ( Get (CurrentDate) )  ; 1 ; Year ( Get (CurrentDate) ) ) ]

Your calculation returns the date of the first of the month, which is always greater than 0, and therefore always true.

 

Edit:  Actually you could get away with just If[Day(Get(CurrentDate)) = 1]

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If you want to see if today is the first of the month, then you should test for:

Day ( Get (CurrentDate) ) = 1

Your test calculates the date of the first of the month, and places it inside an If[] - that will always return true.

Note also that if for some reason your script doesn't run on the first of the month (e.g. because it's weekend or a holiday), then the next earliest time the test will return true is a month from now. So you might offend all those whose birthday is this month.

 

 

 

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16 minutes ago, comment said:

If you want to see if today is the first of the month, then you should test for:

Day ( Get (CurrentDate) ) = 1

 

thanks for the answer, i have just started using FMserver and trying to get some PDF reports done in the back ground and as FMserver does not do PDF natively i will try to write an applescript to fire an ical  event on the first of the month.

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