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Batch append data to the Notes field on Address Book cards
Authored by: robleach on Apr 28, '10 01:52:28PM

Well, I did note that it's not "live" updating. Let's try to obvious first: Sometimes I had to switch the cards I was viewing to see the updates. Try viewing different cards and then coming back to the one(s) you're trying to update or quit AB all together and restart. Are you selecting the cards you want updated? You must click on the set of cards you want to update in the name column of address book and run the script while they are selected.

Rob



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Batch append data to the Notes field on Address Book cards
Authored by: dopey on Apr 29, '10 09:14:57AM

Hi Rob, I had already tried what you suggested and it does not work. There is simply no effect of the script for me. I have tried another Applescript which set the prefix value and that one showed immediate effects on the selected contacts. It did not append however, only set a value, overriding anything already present.

I am starting to think the notes field behaves differently to other fields. It's also the only field that can be edited without going into edit mode in the address book...



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Batch append data to the Notes field on Address Book cards
Authored by: dopey on Apr 29, '10 09:34:40AM

Now I added a save command between your end repeat and end tell statements and that did it:)



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Batch append data to the Notes field on Address Book cards
Authored by: robleach on Apr 30, '10 12:40:46PM

Post the code. No idea why the original didn't work on your machine. I believe there were other 10.6 users (I have 10.5) who said it worked for them. And what's this about a prefix? The code only appends.



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