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<solved>I need to click on item in a table in I.E.

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What is the preffered way to click on a "link" in a dynamically created table??

I can click on items in forms, but I can not find out how to get a reference to an item in a table.

I know that on the page, it is table#4 (the fith table) row 0 , column 1

This code DOES NOT WORK:


;======= get refernece to 5th table

$colTables = _IETableGetCollection($oIE,4)

$oElements = _IEFormElementGetCollection ($colTables)

;== @error = 4, Invalid Object Type, that is why it does not work

_IEFormElementClickValue( $oElements , "CustomerName" )

;===== end of program

;===== user defined function THAT DOES WORK when called with element and value from FORM

Func _IEFormElementClickValue( $oElements , $cName )

For $oElement IN $oElements

IF $oElement.value = $cName Then

_IEAction($oElement, "CLICK")





:====================================== end of code

Edited by jrumbaug

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First try changing

IF $oElement.value = $cName Then


IF String($oElement.value) = $cName Then

then post the HTML if still having trouble.


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Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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thanks for the suggestion, that did not "solve" the problem, though it did not hurt either. I have edited my original posting. I have found that IEFormElementGetCollection does not want what is returned by _IETableGetCollection. That makes since. One says "form", the other says "table" in the name.

per your suggestion, here is the html code

=============== html code of membersearch screen, with comments added by Jim Rumbaugh
=============== towards the bottom you will see this type of comment added by me
=============== that is where I think the table info is.   Jim Rumbaugh 3-2010

        <title>Member Search</title>
        <link href="/eyefinity/html/eyefinity.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css">
        <link href="/idc/html/membersearch.css" rel="stylesheet" type="text/css"/>
        <script src="/global/html/cookie.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="/global/html/nav_maps.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="/global/html/quicklinks.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="/eyefinity/html/eBuy.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script src="/idc/html/membersearch.js" type="text/javascript"></script>
        <script type="text/javascript">
            var criteria = {"lastName":"graves","memberIdLast4":"9318","submit":"Search","asOfDate":"03/22/2010","searchType":"lastName_firstName_memberIdLast4","firstName":"nathan"};
            var error = {};
            var members = [{"memberIdLast4":"9318","lastName":"Graves","clientName":"GC SERVICES LIMITED","birthMonth":"6","state":"","birthDay":"23","firstName":"Nathan","suffix":"","key":"l*2MVxqsJjN*hTLIDhK4172SWdU-BiVT9J3eKDdaQsYXJU7Wglo4Ptc9dkKi1TXt5NpwaIriPC9G-hvp3mpv*qTBSd1f5ADWwhpOdYraaCo_","city":""}];
            var searchPerformed = true;
            // This openTracking function is derived from the function in vspOnline.htm.
            function openTracking() {
                var sGreeting = getCookie("VSPIDC_GREETING")
                var gLen = sGreeting.length
                if (sGreeting.substring(gLen-2, gLen-1) == "1") {
                } else {
                    alert("You do not have access to check claims status")
        <table width="698" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="pageBorder">
                <td colspan="2"><img src="/eyefinity/images/nav_einsurance_elclaim.gif" border=0 usemap="#einsuranceBar"><br/><map name="einsuranceBar"><script type="text/javascript">
                <td id="leftnav" width="139">
                    <div class="navTxt1">
                        <div class="first"><a class="navLink" href="/eyefinity/html/vsponlinetransfer.htm?VSPOnlineRef=eInsurance_Nav">VSP Online</a></div>
                        <div><a class="navLink" href="javascript:openTracking()">Track VSP Claims</a></div>
                        <div><a class="navLink" href="/idrs/html/authlist.htm?from=membersearch.jsp">Track Outstanding Authorizations</a></div>
                    <div><img src="/global/images/nav_base.gif" width="139" height="11"/></div>
                <td id="mainContent" width="558">
                    <form method="GET" id="form">
                        <input type="hidden" name="searchType"/>
                        <table cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0">
                                <td style="vertical-align:bottom"><img width="8" height="12" src="/global/images/hd_ctopleft.gif"/></td>
                                <td style="background:url(/global/images/gray_pixel.png) repeat-x 0 12px;vertical-align:bottom"><img src="/idc/images/membersearch_title.png" width="133" height="19"/></td>
                                <td style="vertical-align:bottom"><img width="8" height="12" src="/global/images/hd_ctopright.gif"/></td>
                                <td style="background:url(/global/images/gray_pixel.png) repeat-y 3px 0"></td>
                                <td style="padding:0 8px">
                                            <td class="first"><label for="firstName"/>First Name:</label></td>
                                                <input name="firstName" id="firstName" maxlength="10"/>
                                                <label for="lastName"/>Last Name:</label>
                                                <input name="lastName" id="lastName" maxlength="20"/>
                                            <td class="first"><label for="dateOfBirth"/>DOB:</label></td>
                                            <td><input name="dateOfBirth" id="dateOfBirth" class="date" maxlength="10"/> <span class="help">mm/dd/yyyy</span></td>
                                            <td class="first">Member ID:</td>
                                                <label for="memberIdLast4"/>Last 4 SSN</label>
                                                <input name="memberIdLast4" id="memberIdLast4" maxlength="4"/> or
                                                <label for="memberId"/>Full ID Only</label>
                                                <input name="memberId" id="memberId" maxlength="30"/>
                                                <label for="asOfDate"/>As of Date</label>
                                                <input name="asOfDate" id="asOfDate" class="date" maxlength="10"/> <span class="help">mm/dd/yyyy</span>
                                            <td class="first"></td>
                                                <input type="button" id="reset" value="Reset"/>
                                                <input name="submit" id="submit" type="submit" value="Search" disabled="disabled" style="color:#808080"/>
                                                <span class="padLeft"><a id="helpLink" href="/idc/html/membersearch_help.htm">Valid Search Combinations</a></span>
                                <td style="background:url(/global/images/gray_pixel.png) repeat-y 4px 0"></td>
                                <td><img width="8" height="12" src="/global/images/hd_cleft.gif"/></td>
                                <td style="background:url(/global/images/gray_pixel.png) repeat-x 0 6px"></td>
                                <td><img width="8" height="12" src="/global/images/hd_cright.gif"/></td>
                    <div id="warning">
                        <span id="memberIdWarning" style="display:none">Searching by Full ID Only.</span>
============== This is where I think the table code is,  Jim Rumbaugh 3-2010==========
                    <div id="members" style="visibility:hidden">
                                <td class="padLeft"><img src="/eyefinity/images/body_rule_tl.gif" alt="" width="9" height="27" border="0"></td>
                                <th class="name"><span id="heading_name" class="sorter">Name <img id="sort_name" src="/global/images/sort_active_desc.gif" width="7" height="9"/></span></th>
                                <th class="dateOfBirth"><span id="heading_dateOfBirth" class="sorter">DOB* <img id="sort_dateOfBirth" src="/global/images/sort_inactive.gif" width="7" height="9"/></span></th>
                                <th class="memberIdLast4"><span id="heading_memberIdLast4" class="sorter">ID Last 4 <img id="sort_memberIdLast4" src="/global/images/sort_inactive.gif" width="7" height="9"/></span></th>
                                <th class="stateCity"><span id="heading_stateCity" class="sorter">City, State <img id="sort_stateCity" src="/global/images/sort_inactive.gif" width="7" height="9"/></span></th>
                                <th class="clientDivision"><span id="heading_clientDivision" class="sorter">Client Name <img id="sort_clientDivision" src="/global/images/sort_inactive.gif" width="7" height="9"/></span></th>
                                <td class="padRight"><img src="/eyefinity/images/body_rule_tr.gif" alt="" width="9" height="27" border="0"></td>
                        <div id="values">
                                <td class="padLeft"><img src="/eyefinity/images/body_rule_bl.gif" alt="" width="9" height="27" border="0"></td>
                                <td id="summary">
                                    1 Results
                                <td class="padRight"><img src="/eyefinity/images/body_rule_br.gif" alt="" width="9" height="27" border="0"></td>
                        <div id="footnote">
                            * For member privacy, the birth year is omitted.
        <iframe scrolling="no" src="/eyefinity/html/" width="699" height="16" marginheight="0" marginwidth="0" frameborder="0"></iframe>

I have also attached a screen shot of the page


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This work around has solved my problems. I looked at all the links on the page. Found the "common part" of the link that was in what I wanted to click, then made a FOR NEXT to find the link with that "common part". I consider this problem solved.

$oLinks = _IELinkGetCollection ($oIE)
For $oLink In $oLinks
    If StringInStr($oLink.href , "membersearch.jsp?" ) Then
        _IEAction($oLink, "click")
_IELoadWait( $oIE )

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