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Hey folks,

I'm sorry this is such a stupid question. I just need a script that creates a task with the same name as a variable in AppleScript. I've found a bunch of other scripts that create events (like the MailAction script inside of OF's bundle) but they're doing a lot of other stuff so I'm struggling to pair it down to something as simple as "create task with the name variableName".

FWIW, this is for Siri integration without using e-mail. It's complicated to setup at first, and requires an always on machine, but does the trick. Basically it imports reminders into OF so you can say "remind me to…" instead of "e-mail Task Contact 'task name'". I'll definitely share the complete solution when it works. I have everything working I just need the last little bit to get it into OmniFocus.

If I could also get a script that will do the above and let me specify a context from a variable I think I might be able to hack "Remind me to get milk, context Groceries" but I'm not 100% sure because it requires some more text processing.

Thanks! OF support pointed me here, they don't seem to have a simple create script example.
The main elements might look something like this:

on run
	set {strProj, strContext, strTask} to {"Proj1", "Context3", "TaskTitle"}
	MakeTask(strProj, strContext, strTask)
end run

on MakeTask(strProj, strContext, strTask)
	tell application id "OFOC"
		tell default document
			if strProj ≠ "" then
				set lstProj to flattened projects where name = strProj
				if lstProj ≠ {} then
					set oProj to first item of lstProj
					set oProj to make new project with properties {name:strProj}
				end if
				tell oProj to set oTask to (make new task with properties {name:strTask})
				set oTask to (make new inbox task with properties {name:strTask})
			end if
			if strContext ≠ "" then
				set lstContext to flattened contexts where name = strContext
				if lstContext ≠ {} then
					set oContext to first item of lstContext
					set oContext to make new context with properties {name:strContext}
				end if
				set context of oTask to oContext
			end if
		end tell
		return oTask
	end tell
end MakeTask

Last edited by RobTrew; 2011-10-19 at 11:00 AM.. Reason: default document probably safer than front document

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