Jon Rentzsch has an absolutely killer tip regarding Automator’s Run Web Service action. It’s neat, but you have to hard-code the parameters; there’s no obvious way to use the results of the previous workflow as input to be used as the parameter for your web services call. What Rentzsch discovered is that the parameter field for the Run Web Service action can be specified as a snippet of AppleScript, which you can use to access the results of previous workflow steps. Excellent.
★ Tuesday, 3 May 2005