Scripting with Apple events (OS X)
Apple events let you automate, customize, and control many OS X 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:
To send Apple events from FileMaker Pro to other applications, define a script and use either the Send Event (OS X) script step or the Perform AppleScript (OS X).
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 (OS X)
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)