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Trouble clicking javascript link (IE.au3)

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Here is the source on the web page:

<a href="javascript:wsMenu_jumpUrl('../../websys/webArch/jobList.cgi',000)" id="MENU_JOB" class="defaultTableButton">Job</a>

I tried using the _IELinkClickByText function:

_IELinkClickByText($oIE, "Job")

But it isn't a link.

I have tried using _IEGetObjByName with _IEAction "click" with "Job" or "MENU_JOB." But that didn't work.

Can somebody tell me the trick to clicking on buttons that are not true links?

Thanks

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Here is the source on the web page:

<a href="javascript:wsMenu_jumpUrl('../../websys/webArch/jobList.cgi',000)" id="MENU_JOB" class="defaultTableButton">Job</a>

I tried using the _IELinkClickByText function:

_IELinkClickByText($oIE, "Job")

But it isn't a link.

I have tried using _IEGetObjByName with _IEAction "click" with "Job" or "MENU_JOB." But that didn't work.

Can somebody tell me the trick to clicking on buttons that are not true links?

Thanks

$clickme = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, 'MENU_JOB')
_IEAction($clickme, 'click')

try that, should work.

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Try this :

_IENavigate($oIE,"javascript:wsMenu_jumpUrl('../../websys/webArch/jobList.cgi',000)")

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KingNED,

Unfortunately that didn't work. I had tried that previously (with different variable names and double quotes instead of single quotes) with no luck.

I should mention that the device hosting the web pages is a copier/scanner/fax/printer. My goal is to grab certain log data off of it automatically. There is no API, secure shell, FTP or other option at this point to access the data, although I have requests in with the vendor. For now AutoIT seems like the best solution.

The web page has two frames, a header and body. The button I want to click is in the body. Do I have to somehow move the focus to the second frame before I execute the code? If so, how does one set the active frame?

Thanks

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Did you try what i have suggested ?

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Juvigy,

I have tried your code:

; Create a browser window and navigate to copier Job menu

$oIE = _IECreate()

_IENavigate($oIE, "http://hostname/web/guest/en/websys/webArch/mainFrame.cgi")

_IENavigate($oIE,"javascript:wsMenu_jumpUrl('../../websys/webArch/jobList.cgi',000)")

But it didn't work.

header.htm

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I think I was grabbing at straws when I asked if I had to somehow move the focus from the header frame to the body frame. Just to test things out, I have tried to click on a button in the header. I choose the HELP button (how appropriate).

I have tried:

$oIE = _IECreate()

_IENavigate($oIE, "http://hostname/web/guest/en/websys/webArch/mainFrame.cgi")

$clickme = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "Help")

_IEAction($clickme, 'click')

and...

$oIE = _IECreate()

_IENavigate($oIE, "http://hostname/web/guest/en/websys/webArch/mainFrame.cgi")

$clickme = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "helpBtn")

_IEAction($clickme, 'click')

to no avail...

That seems to eliminate frames as now I am trying a button in the first frame rather than my ultimate goal, which is to click a button in the second frame. Any other suggestions or clarification needed?

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<a href="javascript:wsMenu_jumpUrl('../../websys/webArch/jobList.cgi',000)" id="MENU_JOB" class="defaultTableButton">Job</a>

It is a link, it is just styled as a button.

To make sure you have the link selected, try

$oLink = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "MENU_JOB")

_IEPropertySet($oLink, "innertext", "BANG!")

If the link text changes, you have the right one

If you have the right one, there there may be other events required besides the click... for example

$oLink.fireEvent("onmouseover")

_IEAction($oLink, "click")

Dale


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