The applescript( function executes AppleScript source code and returns the result.


This function has one parameter:

source – source code of an AppleScript program. Note: It is very convenient to use “pipe” delimiters for the source code parameter, for example |||code|||. This eliminates needing to worry about the delimiters appearing in the source code itself.


This function executes AppleScript source code and returns the result. Here is a simple example that lists all of the people in your address book.

applescript({tell app "Address Book" to get name of every person})
    ☞ {"Scott Frankel", "John Kuttel", "Jim Cook", "Eric Grunbaum", "Alex Lebosq",
        "Chris Griffin", "Steve Zantos", "Steven Saltman", "Pat Furnare", "Bob Ferrrini",
        "Cheryl Maybee", "Mark de Jong"}

Panorama formulas can be embedded in the AppleScript source code using special tags. To embed a Panorama formula, use


The formulas are calculated in advance, then embedded into the source code as constants. For example, the formula $«2*3»$ will be embedded into the program as 6. The formula $«upper("hello world")»$ will be embedded as "HELLO WORLD". Note: You can embed database fields, global variables, fileglobal variables, and windowglobal variables into the formula, but local variables will not work. (You can, however, use local variables with the applescript statement.)

In the case of text formulas any special characters will be encoded as necessary for a proper AppleScript constant. For example the formula $«{"}»$ will be embedded as "\“".

To embed a Panorama formula with no quotes or translation, use this format


See Also


10.0No ChangeCarried over from Panorama 6.0.