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AppleScript that adds Waiting For emails from Mail.app (delegated tasks) to OmniFocus Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Copied whpalmer's version and when I got to compile the script I get an error in this section

Code:
			try
				using terms from application "MailTagsScriptingSupport"
					set theDueDate to (due date of theMessage) as date
					if (leadStart is not 0) then
						set theStartDate to theDueDate - leadStart * days
					else
						set theStartDate to missing value
					end if
					
					set theDueDate to my setDate(theDueDate)
				end using terms from
			on error theError
				
			end try
The error is (Syntax Error Expected , but found class name.) and the editor is highlighting date after the word due.

Any help on why it wont compile?

TIA

P.S. Also, does anyone know if there is something like this that will work with Entourage 2008 and omnifocus?
 
@rossonr,

I just grabbed @whpalmer's script and it compiled fine for me. Not sure, but maybe try the copy again.
 
Do not know what happened but grabbed it again and I get no errors.
 
Is there a way to modify this script so that if the user forgets to set a Tickler Date it will automatically set one? Leaving this value empty causes the script to fail. Methinks it shouldn't (or does anyone beg to differ)?
 
For some reason, this isn't working reliably for me with mail.app, Exchange 2007 and snow leopard.

I get growl notifications that the _wrong_ (ie a previously sent untagged) email is added to omnifocus. When I switch to omnifocus i don't see either the correct or the incorrect email in my waiting context.

And then some days it works flawlessly.
 
Hi,

Knowing little of Applescript and such, I made the following variant to get around the issue of the script failing when no date is set (yet keeping the ability to optionally use a set tickler date). Clearly it is hack and not elegant at all, but it seems to work for now..

Code:
(*
	Waiting For Mails to OmniFocus Script
	by simplicityisbliss.com, Sven Fechner
	MailTags project and due date compatibility added by Scott Morrison, Indev Software
	
	Based on an Outbox Rule (Mail Act-On) in Mail.app this script adds specific messages
	to the OmniFocus Inbox with the waiting for context
	
	MailTags is required to automatically set the project and the due date.

	Mail Act-On (www.indev.ca) is required to define the Outbox Rule to only
	create tasks for those outgoing emails that are to be tracked in OmniFocus
	
	A sample Outbox rule may be
	if MailTags Tickle Date is After 0 days today  
	Run Apple Script: [ThisAppleScript]
	
				
	The script uses Growl for feedback notification if it is installed and running
	
*)


--!! EDIT THE PROPERTIES BELOW TO MEET YOUR NEEDS !!--

-- Do you want the actualy mail body to be added to the notes section of the OmniFocus task?
-- Set to 'true' is or 'false' if no
property mailBody : true

-- Text between mail recipient (the person you are waiting for to come back) and the email subject
property MidFix : " ==>> re: "

-- Name of your Waiting For context in OmniFocus
property myWFContext : "Waiting"

-- Default due time
property timeDue : "5:00:00 PM"

-- !! STOP EDITING HERE IF NOT FAMILAR WITH APPLESCRIPT !! --

--Configuration for Growl messages 
property GrowlRun : false
property scriptName : "Waiting For Mails to OmniFocus"
property notifySuccess : "Success Notification"
property notifyFail : "Failed Notification"
property titleSuccess : "Waiting For Mail added"
property titleFail : "Waiting For Mail to OmniFocus FAILED"
property txtSuccess : " added to OmniFocus successfully"
property txtFail : " to OmniFocus to add successfully"
property txtIcon : "OmniFocus"

on perform_mail_action(theData)
	
	--Check if Growl is running
	tell application "System Events" to set GrowlRun to (count of (every process whose name is "GrowlHelperApp")) > 0
	
	--Setup Growl
	if GrowlRun then tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to register as application scriptName all notifications {notifySuccess, notifyFail} default notifications {notifySuccess, notifyFail} icon of application txtIcon
	
	--Get going
	tell application "Mail"
		set theMessages to |SelectedMessages| of theData --Extract the messages from the rule
		repeat with theMessage in theMessages
			set theSubject to subject of theMessage
			set theRecipient to name of to recipient of theMessage
			set theMessageID to urlencode(the message id of theMessage) of me
			
			set theDueDate to date "Tuesday, January 1, 1991 12:00:00 AM"
			try
				using terms from application "MailTagsScriptingSupport"
					set theDueDate to (due date of theMessage) as date
					set theDueDate to my setDate(theDueDate)
				end using terms from
			on error theError
				
			end try
			
			--	tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to notify with name notifySuccess title titleSuccess description "test" & txtSuccess application name scriptName
			--	do shell script "echo test"
			
			
			-- Check if there is one or more recipients
			try
				if (count of theRecipient) > 1 then
					set theRecipientName to (item 1 of theRecipient & (ASCII character 202) & "and" & (ASCII character 202) & ((count of theRecipient) - 1) as string) & (ASCII character 202) & "more"
				else
					set theRecipientName to item 1 of theRecipient
				end if
				
				set theTaskTitel to theRecipientName & (ASCII character 202) & MidFix & (ASCII character 202) & theSubject
				set messageURL to "Created from message://%3C" & (theMessageID) & "%3E"
				set theBody to messageURL
				if mailBody then set theBody to theBody & return & return & the content of theMessage
				
				-- Add waiting for context task to OmniFocus
				tell application "OmniFocus"
					tell default document
						set theContext to context myWFContext
						--	set theTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theTaskTitel, note:theBody, context:theContext, due date:theDueDate}
						
						if theDueDate is not date "Tuesday, January 1, 1991 12:00:00 AM" then
							set theTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theTaskTitel, note:theBody, context:theContext, due date:theDueDate}
						else
							set theTask to make new inbox task with properties {name:theTaskTitel, note:theBody, context:theContext}
							
						end if
						if myProject is not null then
							set theProject to project myProject
							move theTask to end of tasks of theProject
							
						end if
					end tell
				end tell
				
			on error theError
				do shell script "logger -t outboxrule 'Error : " & theError & "' "
			end try
			
			my GrowlSuccess("Mail: " & theSubject)
		end repeat
	end tell
	
end perform_mail_action

on GrowlSuccess(theMessage)
	if GrowlRun then tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to notify with name notifySuccess title titleSuccess description theMessage & txtSuccess application name scriptName
end GrowlSuccess

on urlencode(theText)
	set theTextEnc to ""
	repeat with eachChar in characters of theText
		set useChar to eachChar
		set eachCharNum to ASCII number of eachChar
		if eachCharNum = 32 then
			set useChar to "+"
		else if (eachCharNum ≠ 42) and (eachCharNum ≠ 95) and (eachCharNum < 45 or eachCharNum > 46) and (eachCharNum < 48 or eachCharNum > 57) and (eachCharNum < 65 or eachCharNum > 90) and (eachCharNum < 97 or eachCharNum > 122) then
			set firstDig to round (eachCharNum / 16) rounding down
			set secondDig to eachCharNum mod 16
			if firstDig > 9 then
				set aNum to firstDig + 55
				set firstDig to ASCII character aNum
			end if
			if secondDig > 9 then
				set aNum to secondDig + 55
				set secondDig to ASCII character aNum
			end if
			set numHex to ("%" & (firstDig as string) & (secondDig as string)) as string
			set useChar to numHex
		end if
		set theTextEnc to theTextEnc & useChar as string
	end repeat
	return theTextEnc
end urlencode

on setDate(theDueDate)
	set theDate to (date string of theDueDate)
	set newDate to the (date (theDate & " " & timeDue))
	-- tell application "GrowlHelperApp" to notify with name notifySuccess title "test"
	return newDate
end setDate
 
Hi smorr@indev.ca,

Quote:
Originally Posted by smorr@indev.ca View Post
I have taken the liberty to modify the script created by simplicityIsBliss to add further MailTags compatibility.

This works really well if you set the criteria of the outbox rule to be tickle date is more than 0 days after today. (ie the future), it will run the script when you send a message with a tickle date on and add the task to OmniFocus.
the script works fine - except the problem with assigned nested projects - is there any progress or workaround for this issue?

Thank you for your support!

Gregory
 
Since updating to Lion, this script no longer seems to work. Is it a script issue or a Mailtags issue?
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ckennedy View Post
Since updating to Lion, this script no longer seems to work. Is it a script issue or a Mailtags issue?
Are you running the preview build of MailTags 3? Our understanding is that AppleScript support has been temporarily removed from that version of the product.
 
The latest preview of Mailtags has added back applescript and it now functions---partly.
The script now places a task in my OF inbox, but it no longer appends the task with the name of the email recipient-The task name is simply the name of the Subject line for the email.
 
 


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