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Hi There,

I am creating a scrip that logs into a website, changes a setting, logs-off and then sends an e-mail if it completed successfully. I have the following section of code:

_IEFormSubmit ($oForm)
_IELoadWait ($oIE)

And I would like to check for the error that the wrong username and password has been submitted to the form, but I am having a bit of trouble understanding how to achieve this. From reading http://www.autoitscript.com/autoit3/docs/libfunctions/_IEFormSubmit.htm I think that if the username/password is incorrect a error status of 8 (Access denied) will be thrown. I would like to somehow check for this error before containing to process the rest of the script.

Is this possible?

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No, access denied is not returned in a scenario like this. _IEFormSubmit does not know if validation suceeded or not, only if the low level form submit function was triggered properly. You'll need to examine the page returned after the form submission to determine where you succeeded or not.


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Ah that explains it! Thanks Dale, looks like I was yet again barking up the wrong tree.

Thanks again for the help Dale, I achieved my goal by getting the body text of the resulting webpage and checking for the string that indicates the wrong username / password like so:

If StringInStr(_IEBodyReadText ($oIE), "Log on failed - Invalid User ID or Password") Then

I imagine there would be a better way to go about this, but this method works for me.

Edited by beuy

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