Some previous discussions have pointed out that it’s possible to create custom sort keys by putting the information in <Title> <From> or other fields. I’m using that method, but I only figured it out after I created several thousand entries.
So, I’m looking for someone to write a script to rearrange some of my data.
The script is to transfer some information from the “Title” field to the “From” field.
Example: Current title is: * IBM 359 blah blah 2006-02*
The script should take the last 7 (or 8) characters from the title, and move them into the From field. A fancier version of this would look for a string of the form “200n-nn” and move that string, wherever it appears in the title field. It sounds easy, but I’ve never worked with Applescript. The closest I could find to the right script is below. I can pay for this - probably the easiest is to quote me an hourly rate and a time estimate. Thanks!
tell application “EagleFiler”
display dialog “Enter new From:” default answer “”
set _newFrom to text returned of the result
set _records to selected records of browser window 1
repeat with _record in _records
set _record’s from name to _newFrom
(This script comes from the EF web site. It takes user input to make a mass-change to multiple From entries.)