Smart rules not triggering on Hazel import

I finally have a Hazel + Apple Script rule to import items into DT3:

tell application "Finder"
	set _path to (the POSIX path of theFile as string)
	set {_name, _extension} to {name, name extension} of theFile
	-- optional: hide extension in Finder
	set extension hidden of theFile to true
	-- optional: remove extension for DEVONthink displays
	set _name to text 1 thru -((count _extension) + 2) of _name
	set _extension to "." & _extension
end tell

-- Import the file.
tell application id "DNtp"
	set theGroup to get record with uuid "<UUID of group>"
	-- choose one option, Index or Import, comment out the other
	set theImport to import _path name _name to theGroup
	-- set theIndex to indicate _path to theGroup
end tell

What I can’t get to work is a Smart Rule that performs further actions in DT on these newly added items. I have tried On Creation, On Import, On Moving as the Perform the following actions: criteria.

What am I missing?

Additionally, is it possible/wise to have smart rules always monitoring the entire database to add/remove a Label depending on whether the TODO tag exists on an item?

I don’t know about the second question.

For the first … I use Hazel to help move stuff into DEVONthink but no Apple Scripts involved.

I wrote up what I do at: Hazel and DEVONthink

Maybe that helps. Perhaps your way can be made to work, but i discovered a different way.

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I don’t use Smart Rules in a scenario where I’m importing via AppleScript, however if I recall correctly AppleScript import doesn’t trigger Smart Rules. Try adding a line that calls your Smart Rule

perform smart rule name "Name of your Smart Rule"

@rmschne I came across your PDF (I think) in another thread and I already do your approach; it’s so great and easy with Hazel. I’m looking for “the next step” where I’m trying to minimise the amount of admin I have to do in DT. First place to start is trying to work out how to skip the global inbox when an item has a destination without my deliberate decision.

@pete31 that works! You are awesome! I am terribly n00b with Apple Script but learning. It didn’t occur to me to use it to tell DT to run the rule. This is going to open up a lot of doors.

I think my “done” scenario will be better solved as a keyboard shortcut macro to remove the TODO tag and change label. Next thing to work out.

Thanks a bunch to you both.

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Note to self/others: Smart Rules currently don’t sync so this needs to be solved for this set up to work across computers.