Questions about methods and scripts for automation and alterations by programming language within Adobe Illustrator.

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Is there a way to create an action or script to select and embed external file(s) placed in an Illustrator file?

As a follow-up to my question Is there a way to expand linked EPS file placed inside another EPS file in Illustrator? I am now trying to create an action to select and embed external file(s) placed ...
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set active artboard by name in illustrator?

There is getActiveArtboardIndex and setActiveArtboardIndex, I can get the Artboard object with getByName. But how do I set active artboard by name? Or at least get index from the Artboard object?
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Apple Script Delete Swatches and add new swatch

How do I create an Apple Script that deletes all unused swatches and all color groups and adds one spot color swatch named "CutContour"
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Adobe Illustrator script to duplicate objects and change its color

Basically I needed to build colour charts for a huge number of colour in my colour palette. I have a group of elements which consists of solid fills, gradients, text, stroke...etc and everything here ...
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how do i assign a Pantone color with ExtendScript?

i want to assign an item's fillColor to a color from a Pantone color book a have installed (say Pantone 18-1665 TPX)? i'm using ExtendScript (javascript) on Illustrator CC 2014. thanks in advance.