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AppleScript code to alert the missing field in the text file

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Hi everyone,

The below my code read the text file from "".txt" file and store the values in txtinfo. And my requirement is if any one of the item or field is empty I need to alert the field name is missing.

The field names are contain with array of  theList. I tried but getting only alert the missing item number and not able set the field name to missing item from theList array

Could anyone please help to fix this?

 

if myButton is equal to "Records" then

set txtInfo to my readVarsRetail(theFilePath)

set lnOnetxt to item 1 of txtInfo

set lnTwotxt to item 2 of txtInfo

set lnThreetxt to item 3 of txtInfo

set lnFourtxt to item 4 of txtInfo

set lnFivetxt to item 5 of txtInfo

set lnSixtxt to item 6 of txtInfo

set lnSeventxt to item 7 of txtInfo

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}

 

repeat with i from 1 to length of txtInfo

set emptyList to item i of txtInfo

if emptyList is equal to "" then

display dialog i

end if

end repeat

 

end if

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The string works better for the dialog display, but if you want the items stored in an array  for use later in the script then this is how you would generate an array:

 

--the imported list
set textInfo to {"", "017849", "", "dieline", "", "Jon Doe", "Jane Doe"}

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}



set missing to {}
repeat with i from 1 to count of textInfo
	if item i of textInfo is "" then
		copy item i of theList to end of missing
	end if
end repeat

display dialog "The missing list: " & return & missing

 

An array as a string has no delimiters:

 

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AppleScript code to alert the missing field in the text file

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Hi everyone,

The below my code read the text file from "".txt" file and store the values in txtinfo. And my requirement is if any one of the item or field is empty I need to alert the field name is missing.

The field names are contain with array of  theList. I tried but getting only alert the missing item number and not able set the field name to missing item from theList array

Could anyone please help to fix this?

 

if myButton is equal to "Records" then

set txtInfo to my readVarsRetail(theFilePath)

set lnOnetxt to item 1 of txtInfo

set lnTwotxt to item 2 of txtInfo

set lnThreetxt to item 3 of txtInfo

set lnFourtxt to item 4 of txtInfo

set lnFivetxt to item 5 of txtInfo

set lnSixtxt to item 6 of txtInfo

set lnSeventxt to item 7 of txtInfo

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}

 

repeat with i from 1 to length of txtInfo

set emptyList to item i of txtInfo

if emptyList is equal to "" then

display dialog i

end if

end repeat

 

end if

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Correct answer by rob day | Adobe Community Professional

The string works better for the dialog display, but if you want the items stored in an array  for use later in the script then this is how you would generate an array:

 

--the imported list
set textInfo to {"", "017849", "", "dieline", "", "Jon Doe", "Jane Doe"}

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}



set missing to {}
repeat with i from 1 to count of textInfo
	if item i of textInfo is "" then
		copy item i of theList to end of missing
	end if
end repeat

display dialog "The missing list: " & return & missing

 

An array as a string has no delimiters:

 

Screen Shot 15.png

 

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Where’s the code for the readVarsRetail handler? Also you created the array theList but are not using it, are you trying to compare lists?

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Sorry Roy! This was a big script. The text file contains 7 to 8 fields with value only. if any of the field is missing I need to alert compare with the  theList and each item of txtInfo is match with below listed names.

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}

For Example,

if the item1 is missing and script need get the name from theList to alert "description field is missing" likewise if any one the field is missing  the script will compare the any item of txtInfo  with below names and to alert the missing field

 

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if the item1 is missing and script need get the name from theList to alert "description field is missing"

 

Then I think for the dialog alert you would need:

 

display dialog "The " & item i of theList & " is missing"

 

For example if  i = 4  you would get this:

 

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Thank you so much for your help! Again I stuck, if more than two fields is missing but single alert will show for more fields also. I tried but it wont works. Could you help this out

 

set myListName to {}

repeat with i from 1 to length of txtInfo

set emptyList to item i of txtInfo

if emptyList is equal to "" then

set myemptyList to item i of theList

set myFinaList to myemptyList as string

set end of myListName to myFinaList

display dialog myListName

end if

 

end repeat

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Screenshot 2020-08-13 at 8.03.54 PM.png

 I cant able to push the missing fields into the array. The below error will get.

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I think you would be better off generating a string for the missing items. Something like this:

 

--the imported list
set textInfo to {"", "017849", "", "dieline", "", "Jon Doe", "Jane Doe"}

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}


set missing to ""
repeat with i from 1 to count of textInfo
	if item i of textInfo is "" then
		set missing to missing & item i of theList & return
	end if
end repeat

display dialog "These items are missing: " & return & missing

 

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The string works better for the dialog display, but if you want the items stored in an array  for use later in the script then this is how you would generate an array:

 

--the imported list
set textInfo to {"", "017849", "", "dieline", "", "Jon Doe", "Jane Doe"}

set theList to {"description", "job_number", "languages", "dieline", "labels", "copy_editor", "creative_art_director"}



set missing to {}
repeat with i from 1 to count of textInfo
	if item i of textInfo is "" then
		copy item i of theList to end of missing
	end if
end repeat

display dialog "The missing list: " & return & missing

 

An array as a string has no delimiters:

 

Screen Shot 15.png

 

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Thank you Rob! this is works fine for me.

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