Applescript to Python

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Sun Jun 11, 2017 3:38 pm
CraigM offline
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Applescript to Python

I'm on a mission to convert all my Applescripts to Python. Could someone please show me how the following would read in Python.

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set value of variable "Month" to (month of (current date)) as text

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set value of variable "DayofWeek" to (weekday of (current date)) as text

These are being used as Conditions in Schedules
Thanks

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Sun Jun 11, 2017 4:31 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

I'm assuming you want the variables to be the name of the day e.g 'Monday' and the name of the month e.g June.

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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

Month = now.strftime('%B')
DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')



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Sun Jun 11, 2017 7:23 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

kwijibo007 wrote:
I'm assuming you want the variables to be the name of the day e.g 'Monday' and the name of the month e.g June.

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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

Month = now.strftime('%B')
DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')




Two more lines are needed to update the variables.

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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

Month = now.strftime('%B')
DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')

indigo.variable.updateValue(314742858, Month)
indigo.variable.updateValue(1928699259, DayofWeek)

You'll need to change the numbers to the IDs of your variables.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 2:17 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

Almost there, but not exactly what I was looking for as I have two different schedules and this code seems to have combined them both into one.

How can I split this so that it resembles the two separate lines of code in the original post?

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 6:07 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

Is this what you're looking for?

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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')
indigo.variable.updateValue(314742858, DayofWeek)

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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

Month = now.strftime('%B')
indigo.variable.updateValue(314742858, Month)


ETA - forgot the variable update bit.

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Mon Jun 12, 2017 9:41 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

Thanks to everyone for getting this to work BUT:

Can someone explain why the Applescript code went in the Schedule/Condition/if script returns true screen:
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set value of variable "DayofWeek" to (weekday of (current date)) as text

And the Python code goes in as a Server Action
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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')
indigo.variable.updateValue(123456789, DayofWeek)

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 3:42 am
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Re: Applescript to Python

I think Matt or Jay will have to answer the why. I haven't really dabbled too much with AppleScript, and forget that feature is even there. I find that I'm able to do everything I need using either Indigo's native controls or with Python (or both).

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Tue Jun 13, 2017 9:37 am
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Re: Applescript to Python

CraigM wrote:
Thanks to everyone for getting this to work BUT:

Can someone explain why the Applescript code went in the Schedule/Condition/if script returns true screen:
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set value of variable "DayofWeek" to (weekday of (current date)) as text

And the Python code goes in as a Server Action
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import datetime
now = datetime.datetime.now()

DayofWeek = now.strftime('%A')
indigo.variable.updateValue(123456789, DayofWeek)


Well - the AppleScript you have above doesn't return True or False, so it really didn't belong in the Condition script box but rather would be more appropriate as a Server Action. The purpose of the Condition Script is to return either a True or False value that would then either allow the actions connected to the schedule to run or not based on the logic. Setting the value there is somewhat inappropriate since that's really not it's purpose.

The result, however, is basically the same.

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Sun Mar 10, 2019 12:41 pm
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Re: Applescript to Python

Hi All!

I know this is an old topic, but thought I'd ask anyway... Using python, what if I wanted the day name of tomorrow? In other words if today is Sunday then day+1 = Monday, day +2 = Tuesday, etc.

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import datetime
tomorrowWeekday = indigo.server.getTime().date() + datetime.timedelta(days=1)
indigo.variable.updateValue(421598678, str(tomorrowWeekday))


This gives me the date of tomorrow but not the day name.

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Re: Applescript to Python

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 tomorrowWeekday.strftime("%A")

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