Scripting with Apple events (Mac OS)
Apple events let you automate, customize, and control many Mac OS applications. FileMaker Pro can send Apple events to applications that support them. FileMaker Pro can also receive Apple events from applications that have been designed to send Apple events.
Apple events are grouped into suites. FileMaker Pro supports the following:
FileMaker Pro suite
To send Apple events from FileMaker Pro to other applications, define a script and use either the Send Event (Mac OS) script step or the Perform AppleScript (Mac OS).
To see a list of FileMaker Pro compatible Apple events, open the FileMaker Pro Apple events dictionary in a script editor like AppleScript Editor.
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Apple events troubleshooting (Mac OS)
Apple events error: "Apple event timed out" (-1712)
Apple events error: "Expected expression but found unknown token"
Apple events error: "Invalid object containment" (-1723)
Apple events error: "Object not found" (-1728)
Apple events error: "Data is being accessed by another user, script, or transaction" (-10011)
Apple events error: "Set Data failed. Invalid data was supplied" (-17005)
Apple events error: "Event failed. User canceled the event processing" (-17006)
Apple events error: "Create failed. Invalid data was supplied" (-17007)