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Automator and Applescript error(-1728) (4 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by Paul
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • Paul Member

    Hello -

    We're thinking of using Fetch to automate File Transfers between a web server and a local computer. The automator actions look really good. But I keep on running into a problem when I add a Filter Fetch Items. I consistently get a "AppleScript Error : Can't get item 1 of {}.(-1728)

    I'm running on 10.7.5

    What is the issue here? I can create an automator action to download files. THen test it; it works great then the next time it just goes berserk with this error. I've quit Fetch, Restarted Automator and keep on getting it.

    THanks -

    Paul.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for reporting this problem. Are you seeing the error when you add Filter Fetch Items to the workflow, or when you run the workflow?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Paul Member

    Hi JIm -

    Its when I try to add a Filter Fetch item. Whats odd is it works quite well the first time. Then I run the action to confirm that things are working and after that when I start modifying the workflow it starts going haywire. I've switched to 10.6.8 and it works fine under Snow Leopard (I read some post about having to run Automator in 32-bit mode and it works OK under Snow Leopard).

    I think the Automator action is actually well built in Fetch. Its well-thought out and easy to use. No Applescript required.

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that additional information. Looking back through our records I see that we've gotten a number of reports of this problem since Lion shipped. I do not think we've gotten any since Mountain Lion 10.8 came out, and as you noted it isn't a problem on 10.6, so it may be a Lion-specific issue.

    Thanks for the kind words!

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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