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Here is an illustrative first draft of an applescript which exports whatever is selected in OmniFocus over into the current OmniPlan document (or a fresh OmniPlan document if none is selected).

This draft exports name, note, start date, due date, estimated minutes, and done, which is translated to Completed=1 in OP.

Note that the whole sub-tree of the currently selected folder(s), projects(s) and/or task(s) is transferred, so only parent elements need to be selected in the OF interface. (Selecting both parents and their children will cause duplication).

Code:
-- Illustrative draft Ver 0.7

-- Copies anything selected in Omnifocus (Project or Context View) into Omniplan
-- Note that the whole sub-tree is copied, so only 'parent' elements need to be selected.
-- The destination is the currently open OmniPlan document.
-- (A fresh OmniPlan document is created if none is open)

property pPROJECT : "project"
property pTASK : "task"
property pITEM : "item"

on run
	set {lstActivities, blnContext} to SelectedInOF()
	
	PlaceinOP(lstActivities)
end run


-- TRANSFERRING TO OMNIPLAN

on PlaceinOP(lstTasks)
	if (length of lstTasks > 0) then
		tell application id "OPla"
			if (count of documents) < 1 then
				set oDoc to make new document
			else
				set oDoc to front document
			end if
			
			my PlaceTasks(lstTasks, oDoc)
		end tell
	end if
end PlaceinOP

on PlaceTasks(lstTasks, oParent)
	tell application id "OPla"
		tell oParent
			repeat with oTask in lstTasks
				set {strName, blnDone, lstSubTasks, strNote, strParent, dteStart, dteDue, dteDone, lngMins, blnFlagged} to oTask
				if length of strNote > 0 then
					set oOPTask to make new task with properties {name:strName, note:strNote}
				else
					set oOPTask to make new task with properties {name:strName}
				end if
				tell oOPTask
					if dteStart is not equal to missing value then set starting date to dteStart
					if dteDue is not equal to missing value then set ending date to dteDue
					if lngMins > 0 then
						set duration to lngMins * 60
					end if
					if blnDone then set completed to 1
				end tell
				if length of lstSubTasks > 0 then
					my PlaceTasks(lstSubTasks, oOPTask)
				end if
			end repeat
		end tell
	end tell
end PlaceTasks


-- READ SELECTED OmniFocus CONTENT TREE(S) TO NESTED APPLESCRIPT LISTS - Ver.02

on SelectedInOF()
	tell application id "OFOC"
		set oWin to front window
		set blnContext to ((selected view mode identifier) of oWin is not equal to pPROJECT)
		tell content of oWin
			set lstContentSeln to selected trees
			if (count of lstContentSeln) > 0 then -- Whatever is SELECTED in content panel
				set lstTrees to lstContentSeln
				set blnAll to false
			else -- EVERYTHING in the content panel
				set lstTrees to trees
				set blnAll to true
			end if
		end tell
		{my Trees2List(oWin, lstTrees, blnContext, blnAll), blnContext}
	end tell
end SelectedInOF

on Trees2List(oWin, lstTrees, blnContext, blnAll)
	set lstTasks to {}
	
	tell application id "OFOC"
		repeat with oNode in lstTrees
			set oValue to value of oNode
			set cClass to class of oValue
			
			if cClass is not item then
				if cClass is project then
					set end of lstTasks to my ListProject(oNode, oValue, blnContext, blnAll)
				else if cClass is task then
					set end of lstTasks to my ListTask(oNode, blnContext, blnAll)
				else
					set end of lstTasks to my ListContext(oNode, oValue, blnAll)
				end if
			else
				set end of lstTasks to my ListUnProcessed(oNode, oValue, blnContext, blnAll)
			end if
		end repeat
	end tell
	lstTasks
end Trees2List

on ListProject(oNode, oValue, blnContext, blnAll)
	tell application id "OFOC"
		tell oNode
			set lstChildren to trees of oNode
			tell oValue
				if (count of lstChildren) > 0 then
					{name, completed, my ListSubTrees(lstChildren, blnContext, blnAll), note, "", start date, due date, completion date, estimated minutes, flagged}
				else
					{name, completed, {}, note, "", start date, due date, completion date, estimated minutes, flagged}
				end if
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
end ListProject

on ListContext(oNode, oValue, blnAll)
	tell application id "OFOC"
		tell oNode
			set lstChildren to trees
			set oValue to value of oNode
			tell oValue
				if (count of lstChildren) > 0 then
					{name, false, my ListSubTrees(lstChildren, true, blnAll), note, "", missing value, missing value, missing value, 0, false}
				else
					{name, false, {}, note, "", missing value, missing value, missing value, 0, false}
				end if
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
end ListContext


on ListUnProcessed(oNode, oValue, blnContext, blnAll)
	tell application id "OFOC"
		tell oNode
			set lstChildren to trees
			
			if blnContext then
				set strName to "No Context"
			else
				set strName to "Inbox"
			end if
			
			tell oValue
				if (count of lstChildren) > 0 then
					{strName, false, my ListSubTrees(lstChildren, blnContext, blnAll), "", "", missing value, missing value, missing value, 0, false}
				else
					{strName, false, {}, "", "", missing value, missing value, missing value, 0, false}
				end if
			end tell
		end tell
	end tell
end ListUnProcessed

on ListSubTrees(lstTrees, blnContext, blnAll)
	set lstTasks to {}
	repeat with oNode in lstTrees
		set end of lstTasks to my ListTask(oNode, blnContext, blnAll)
	end repeat
	return lstTasks
end ListSubTrees

on ListTask(oNode, blnContext, blnAll)
	tell application id "OFOC"
		tell oNode
			set oTask to value of oNode
			set lstSubTrees to trees of oNode
			
		end tell
		if blnContext then
			set oParent to containing project of oTask
		else
			set oParent to context of oTask
		end if
		if oParent is not missing value then
			set strParent to name of oParent
		else
			set strParent to ""
		end if
		tell oTask
			if (count of lstSubTrees) > 0 then
				{name, completed, my ListSubTrees(lstSubTrees, blnContext, blnAll), note, strParent, start date, due date, completion date, estimated minutes, flagged}
			else
				{name, completed, {}, note, strParent, start date, due date, completion date, estimated minutes, flagged}
			end if
		end tell
	end tell
end ListTask

Last edited by RobTrew; 2011-05-19 at 02:48 AM.. Reason: Ver 0.7 quick fix for export of estimated minutes to durations
 
Thanks so much Rob!

I just started a project estimation by entering data in OmniFocus, but then later realised that I couldn't copy/paste this into OmniPlan. You saved my day!
 
Rob, you just saved me either a ton of work or a long wait until the new OmniFocus launches.

Thank you so much.
 
Is there a way to edit this to open the beta of Omni Plan 2 ?
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by ext555 View Post
Is there a way to edit this to open the beta of Omni Plan 2 ?
Change the application id to "com.omnigroup.OmniPlan2" - I haven't done much OmniPlan scripting, but I know that much. :-) Hope this helps!
 
thanks Brian ! that was exactly the error it was giving me that it couldn't find the application id omniplan .
 
I have modified the code in the first post (above) to ver 0.6, which should, I think work with both versions of OmniPlan, and with the App-Store variant of OmniFocus as well as the original.

(Uses the more generic application id "OPla" and application id "OFOC")

--

Last edited by RobTrew; 2011-05-06 at 09:45 PM..
 
Awesome , works great ! thanks so much .
 
Hey, this is great.

Is there anything special I need to do to get estimated duration working? Most of mine are blank, but some of them have things like '2h' - but they all show up as 1 day in omniplan.

Thanks!!!
 
I have made an edit to version 0.7 which may improve the mapping of estimated minutes onto duration.

(Bear in mind that, depending on project settings, OP may recalculate parental durations in the light of the descendants or sub-components of a task.)
 
 


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