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bernd 2012-09-08 08:29 AM

setting project + context via script (modifying a DEVONthink script)
 
Using DEVONthink Pro Office I am creating lots of tasks in OmniFocus via a script, that comes with DEVONthink Pro Office. The script is called “Add as To Do to OmniFocus”. This script creates the tasks in OmniFocus' inbox.

I am looking for help on modifying this script, so that a dedicated project (“project-A”) and context (“context-A”) (both already existing in OmniFocus) are already set via the script.

I don't need to choose from a list of projects/contexts, I would save different versions of the script each version meeting the project and context I want the task filed to. These scripts will be started via LaunchBar (not from DEVONthink Pro Office's script menue).

The complete code of the script I want to modify is:
[CODE]-- Script to add a selected record to OmniFocus as a to do
-- Written by Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, Version 1.0.2, Aug 10, 2010
-- © 2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC


-- Set properties
property pDaysIntoFuture : -1 -- Created to do will have a due date n days in the future
property pPrefix : "Reminder" -- Prefix for the created to do item
property pDelays : {{displayname:"No due date", value:-1}, {displayname:"Tomorrow", value:1 * days}, {displayname:"In two days", value:2 * days}, {displayname:"In three days", value:3 * days}, {displayname:"In one week", value:1 * weeks}, {displayname:"In two weeks", value:2 * weeks}, {displayname:"In one month", value:4 * weeks}, {displayname:"In two months", value:8 * weeks}, {displayname:"In three months", value:90 * days}, {displayname:"In six months", value:180 * days}, {displayname:"In one year", value:365 * days}}
property pDefaultDelay : "In one week"

-- Import helper library
tell application "Finder" to set pathToAdditions to ((path to application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2" as string) & "Contents:Resources:Template Script Additions.scpt") as alias
set helperLibrary to load script pathToAdditions

try
-- Get the selection
tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2" to set thisSelection to the selection

-- Error handling
if thisSelection is {} then error localized string "Please select a document or group, then try again."
if (length of thisSelection) > 1 then error localized string "Please select only one document or group, then try again."

-- Get and format the data we need
set pLocalizedPrefix to localized string pPrefix
tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2"
set thisItem to first item of thisSelection
set theSummary to (pLocalizedPrefix & ": " & name of thisItem) as string
set theURL to (reference URL of thisItem) as string
end tell

-- Let the user choose when to receive the reminder
-- Convert array into localized arrays
set pLocalizedDelays to {}
set pLocalizedDelayNames to {}
repeat with theDelay in pDelays
set pLocalizedDelays to pLocalizedDelays & {{displayname:localized string (displayname of theDelay), value:(value of theDelay)}}
set pLocalizedDelayNames to pLocalizedDelayNames & {localized string (displayname of theDelay)}
end repeat
set theChoice to choose from list pLocalizedDelayNames with title (localized string "Set reminder") with prompt (localized string "Please choose when you want to get reminded of the item") & " \"" & theSummary & "\"" & (localized string "%choice prompt end%") & ":" default items {pDefaultDelay}
if theChoice is false then return false -- If the user pressed Cancel, exit
set theDelayValue to pDaysIntoFuture -- Assume default
try
-- Find the number of days associated with the user's choice
repeat with theDelay in pLocalizedDelays
if ((displayname of theDelay) as string) is equal to (theChoice as string) then set theDelayValue to (value of theDelay)
end repeat
end try

-- Calculate due date
if theDelayValue ≥ 0 then set theDueDate to (date (date string of (current date))) + theDelayValue

-- Add new to do to OmniFocus
try
tell application "OmniFocus"
if theDelayValue ≥ 0 then
tell default document to set newTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theSummary, due date:theDueDate, note:theURL}
else
tell default document to set newTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theSummary, note:theURL}
end if
end tell
on error errmsg
display alert (localized string "OmniFocus is not available.")
end try

on error errmsg

display alert (localized string "Error when adding item to OmniFocus") message errmsg

end try[/CODE]

AppleScript is beyond my horizion. I have tried to find a solution by picking parts from other scripts I found on the web (MacSparky, a script that moves task from Things toOmniFocus etc.) and from different threads on this board, but my experiments were rather like playing lottery, needless to mention, I did not win.
Now I'm hoping that someone kind will help me here.

Kind regards,
Bernd

PS: I don't know if it's relevant: The contexts I want to integrate in different versions of this script are no sub-contexts, although that may change some time later.

RobTrew 2012-09-08 10:36 AM

To get references to existing projects and contexts, you need to define a couple of functions which can be called like this:

[CODE]tell application id "OFOC"
set oDoc to default document
set oProj to GetProject(oDoc, "project-A")
set oContext to GetContext(oDoc, "context-A")
end tell

on GetContext(oDoc, strName)
tell application id "OFOC"
tell oDoc
set lstContexts to flattened contexts where name = strName
if length of lstContexts < 1 then return missing value
return item 1 of lstContexts
end tell
end tell
end GetContext

on GetProject(oDoc, strName)
tell application id "OFOC"
tell oDoc
set lstProjects to flattened projects where name = strName
if length of lstProjects < 1 then return missing value
return item 1 of lstProjects
end tell
end tell
end GetProject[/CODE]

Then using DevonThink's supplied code, you should be able to make an edit like the following:

[CODE]-- Script to add a selected record to OmniFocus as a to do
-- Written by Eric Böhnisch-Volkmann, Version 1.0.2, Aug 10, 2010
-- © 2010 DEVONtechnologies, LLC


-- Set properties
property pDaysIntoFuture : -1 -- Created to do will have a due date n days in the future
property pPrefix : "Reminder" -- Prefix for the created to do item
property pDelays : {{displayname:"No due date", value:-1}, {displayname:"Tomorrow", value:1 * days}, {displayname:"In two days", value:2 * days}, {displayname:"In three days", value:3 * days}, {displayname:"In one week", value:1 * weeks}, {displayname:"In two weeks", value:2 * weeks}, {displayname:"In one month", value:4 * weeks}, {displayname:"In two months", value:8 * weeks}, {displayname:"In three months", value:90 * days}, {displayname:"In six months", value:180 * days}, {displayname:"In one year", value:365 * days}}
property pDefaultDelay : "In one week"

on GetContext(oDoc, strName)
tell application id "OFOC"
tell oDoc
set lstContexts to flattened contexts where name = strName
if length of lstContexts < 1 then return missing value
return item 1 of lstContexts
end tell
end tell
end GetContext

on GetProject(oDoc, strName)
tell application id "OFOC"
tell oDoc
set lstProjects to flattened projects where name = strName
if length of lstProjects < 1 then return missing value
return item 1 of lstProjects
end tell
end tell
end GetProject

on run
-- Import helper library
tell application "Finder" to set pathToAdditions to ((path to application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2" as string) & "Contents:Resources:Template Script Additions.scpt") as alias
set helperLibrary to load script pathToAdditions

try
-- Get the selection
tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2" to set thisSelection to the selection

-- Error handling
if thisSelection is {} then error localized string "Please select a document or group, then try again."
if (length of thisSelection) > 1 then error localized string "Please select only one document or group, then try again."

-- Get and format the data we need
set pLocalizedPrefix to localized string pPrefix
tell application id "com.devon-technologies.thinkpro2"
set thisItem to first item of thisSelection
set theSummary to (pLocalizedPrefix & ": " & name of thisItem) as string
set theURL to (reference URL of thisItem) as string
end tell

-- Let the user choose when to receive the reminder
-- Convert array into localized arrays
set pLocalizedDelays to {}
set pLocalizedDelayNames to {}
repeat with theDelay in pDelays
set pLocalizedDelays to pLocalizedDelays & {{displayname:localized string (displayname of theDelay), value:(value of theDelay)}}
set pLocalizedDelayNames to pLocalizedDelayNames & {localized string (displayname of theDelay)}
end repeat
set theChoice to choose from list pLocalizedDelayNames with title (localized string "Set reminder") with prompt (localized string "Please choose when you want to get reminded of the item") & " \"" & theSummary & "\"" & (localized string "%choice prompt end%") & ":" default items {pDefaultDelay}
if theChoice is false then return false -- If the user pressed Cancel, exit
set theDelayValue to pDaysIntoFuture -- Assume default
try
-- Find the number of days associated with the user's choice
repeat with theDelay in pLocalizedDelays
if ((displayname of theDelay) as string) is equal to (theChoice as string) then set theDelayValue to (value of theDelay)
end repeat
end try

-- Calculate due date
if theDelayValue ≥ 0 then set theDueDate to (date (date string of (current date))) + theDelayValue

-- Add new to do to named project
try
tell application "OmniFocus"
set oDoc to default document

set oProj to my GetProject(oDoc, "project-A")
set oContext to my GetContext(oDoc, "context-A")
set recProjContext to {project:oProj, context:oContext} as record

tell oProj
if theDelayValue ≥ 0 then
set newTask to make new task at end of tasks with properties {name:theSummary, due date:theDueDate, note:theURL}
else
set newTask to make new task at end of tasks with properties {name:theSummary, note:theURL}
end if
end tell
set context of newTask to oContext

end tell
on error errmsg
display alert (localized string "OmniFocus is not available.")
end try

on error errmsg

display alert (localized string "Error when adding item to OmniFocus") message errmsg

end try
end run

[/CODE]

bernd 2012-09-08 12:10 PM

[QUOTE=RobTrew;114334]
Then using DevonThink's supplied code, you should be able to make an edit like the following:...[/QUOTE]

Rob, thank you so much for sharing your knowledge and time!

Your script works brilliant and it even finds sub-contexts as I found out. This means real huge ease for me as I don't use OmniFocus' mail clipping. Instead I import all my email to DEVONthink Pro Office and create the tasks from there - and this is just one example. Thanks to you, I'll have to work through OmniFocus' inbox much less from now on. Super!

Best wishes from Germany,
Bernd


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