filemaker and ical working together is that possible

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  1. franklebel macrumors newbie

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    hi,
    i work for a small digital printing company and we are looking for a way to incoroporate the use of a schedule like app that would let us manipulate job tickets in a calendar app like ical with filemaker pro 10.

    thought explained:

    1. within filemaker pro 10 we would create a job ticket with all the needed information (name of print file, quantity, size, due date etc.)

    2. within this job ticket we would estimate how much time it would take to complete the project (ex. 1 hour.)

    3. then automatigically a 1hour reserved time slot would be taken in ical on the desired day.

    4. our production manager would then move around the reserved time slots at will to complete the jobs for the due dates.

    IS THIS POSSIBLE TO ACCOMPLISH?
    if so, does anyone know of a file maker plugin or any other app that can do this?

    thanks a lot to whoever will find a solution.
     
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4

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    AppleScript? Automator?
     
  3. Buzz Bumble Guest

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    In older versions of FileMaker and Mac OS X you could indeed move data to / from iCal using AppleScript, but I don't know if it's still possible ... and it's not a particuarly elegant solution. A better solution might be to use a FileMaker based calendar system.
     

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