Does anybody know how to update cross-references with ExtendScript

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Jan 08, 2019

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Does anybody know how to update ?

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Jan 08, 2019

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Hello Jacob,

Try this code:

var oDoc = app.ActiveDoc;

oDoc.UpdateXRefs( Constants.FF_XRUI_INTERNAL );

I would not update all XRefs from a script, as it may cause a lot of waiting when FM tries to open all files, process them and then update the XRefs. Check the Scripting Guide. Find the UpdateXRefs method of the Doc object to find other switches you can use (updating only XRefs to currently opened docs, for instance).

Good luck

4everJang

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I'm able to update manually. But it doesn't work with the script.

var doc = app.ActiveDoc;

doc .UpdateXRefs(Constants.FF_XRUI_INTERNAL);

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Try adding this line:

oDoc.Redisplay( );

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I always use the Everything flag:

doc.UpdateXRefs (Constants.FF_XRUI_EVERYTHING);

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Jan 18, 2019

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Hi, this doesn't work for me.

Actually there are two functions:

UpdateXRefs

UpdateXRef

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Thanks, but it didn't help me. Maybe, I will need to go through each cross reference and update individually as I do it manually ? 

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Updating everything does not make a difference here, and may cause serious delays as FM opens and closes all kinds of files in the background.

I have found the UpdateXRefs method to be tricky. You could try the FCodes - try to get the FCode for the manual command and then call it. I do not have time to figure out the code at this point but others are sure to reply.

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Can you please say what is FCodes ?

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