Can't get example beatlets to work

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Willem van der Marel

05 Jan, 2021 03:02 PM

Hi there.

I've been looking to export some data from my library and thought I could do it with one of the examples shown on the website. I have copied the contents of the library batch action (write data to log, copy it, process it further)

I have copied the example as shown on to a file, name the file PrintEachNameInLibrary.js and saved it in the plug-ins directory. But somehow that's where I get stuck. I don't see the plugin under the available plugins in the preferences and can't find a menu item either. Am I missing something? Any help would be much appreciated.

Kind regards
* beaTunes: 5.2.14-SNAPSHOT
* JVM: OpenJDK 64-Bit Server VM
* Version: 11.0.7+10-LTS
* Vendor: BellSoft
* OS: Mac OS X 10.15.7, x86_64
* Library: FileSystem
* Memory: 92m - 1664m
* Registered as: Willem van der Marel

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by hendrik on 05 Jan, 2021 07:23 PM

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    Hi Willem,

    saved it in the plug-ins directory.

    What's the full path of the plugin directory you saved it in? Please also see this article.

    For good measure, please also upload your logs via the app's Help menu.



  2. 2 Posted by Willem van der ... on 07 Jan, 2021 03:25 PM

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    Hi Hendrik,

    thanks for your swift reply: I saved the file to the following path:
    Support/beaTunes/Plug-Ins (on one accpo

    The logfiles are in the attached Zip file.

    Kind regards

  3. Support Staff 3 Posted by hendrik on 07 Jan, 2021 08:39 PM

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    Thanks for the logs, Willem.

    It looks like starting with v5.2 a necessary module for JavaScript was not included in the distribution and nobody noticed. :-/

    Sorry about that.

    Could you please download and install the latest dev snapshot for Mac? It should at least try to load your beaTlet.

    Here's the link:

    If it still does not work with that build, please upload your logs again. You might also want to look at them yourself. Any errors during loading a beaTlet will be logged there.


  4. 4 Posted by Willem van der ... on 08 Jan, 2021 03:43 PM

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    Downloaded the snapshot and it's working. Now comes the heavy part: coding what I want.... Thanks for the support!

  5. Support Staff 5 Posted by hendrik on 08 Jan, 2021 07:58 PM

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    Now comes the heavy part: coding what I want....

    Let me know, if you have any questions. I am happy to help (not with JavaScript, but with the API).

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