Reading spreadsheet (txt/csv) data is fairly easy with js, but it's all about writing that custom script for your needs.
As for path point IDs, I doubt it - although there's a pathPoints.getByName() function in the Object Model Viewer. I just don't see how one can set a 'name' property to a point in the UI, and I have not tested the setting of the 'name' property via script either.
Scaling width , height, making transforms is totally possible via scripting, and so is moving individual path points, except you'd probably have to deduce the one you want from their XY coordinates.
do you recommend any specific online-ressources for scripting with illustrator?
Well, here's the spot, you found it! Welcome!
hehe, of course!
I am a beginner and looking for tutorials/finished code that I can alter (the the help of the forum!!:)
something like here for the canvas element... but maybe more illustrator&scripting oriented!
You can start looking at the scripting guides from Adobe. There are pretty well done :
The reference is worth a Bible too:
Or you may prefer lightweight tool such as
perfect, thank you, will digg into all those!
When you download the ExtendScript ToolKit, the Help > Object Model Viewer will have 'documentation' to help locate the scripting commands you want.