Automator: When droplet gets null, open file selector?

Discussion in 'Mac Programming' started by ab2650, Mar 13, 2009.

  1. macrumors 6502a

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    Jun 21, 2007
    #1
    Howdy everyone. Maybe someone has more of a clue about Automator than I do... I've created my workflow to my liking but it operates in two discrete ways, and so i've saved it as two separate apps:

    1) The first app when launched presents the user with a file select dialog; They select the files and then it does it stuff.
    2) I removed the first action and saved the app, this time as a "droplet" that takes the input from a file dropped onto it.

    They both work, however I would like to unify them into a single app... I realize that "if...then" conditionals aren't present in Automator. I'm not sure what to do to get it to operate how I want. Basically I want it to operate like "if I get a null value at launch, give the file select dialog"

    Any suggestions from the gurus?
     
  2. Moderator emeritus

    kainjow

    Joined:
    Jun 15, 2000
    #2
    You might need to switch to AppleScript if you need finer control.
     

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