So I am trying to create a simple script that will use a file to store an integer. When the script is called (in my case as part of a keyboard macro) it will drop in (where I'm typing) the current integer, with the requisite number of leading zeros. Then it will increment the integer (without the leading zeros) and write it back into the file.
The leading zeros part works, but for the life of me I can not figure out how to store the value of the 'counter' variable in a file so that, later, when I call the script again, it will pick up where it left off.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Here is the error message I get:
error "Can’t make \"z:Users:zachphillips:Dev:AppleScripts:counter\" into type file." number -1700 from "z:Users:zachphillips:Dev:AppleScripts:counter" to file
And here is the code:
set theFile to "z:Users:zachphillips:Dev:AppleScripts:counter" open for access theFile set fileContents to read theFile close access theFile set counter to fileContents as integer on add_leading_zeros(counter, max_leading_zeros) set the threshold_number to (10 ^ max_leading_zeros) as integer if counter is less than the threshold_number then set the leading_zeros to "" set the digit_count to the length of ((counter div 1) as string) set the character_count to (max_leading_zeros + 1) - digit_count repeat character_count times set the leading_zeros to (the leading_zeros & "0") as string end repeat return (leading_zeros & (counter as text)) as string else return counter as text end if end add_leading_zeros add_leading_zeros(counter, 2) open for access newFile with write permission set eof of newFile to 0 write counter + 1 to newFile close access newFile