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how to select a checkbox when page has no "form"

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In my searching of the helpfile and forum for info on selecting checkboxes, the only method I can find uses _IEFormElementCheckBoxSelect. This requires the page to have a form. When I use $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE) I get a blank return (and @error=0). does this mean my form has a blank name? how do I reference that in my script?

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If form have no name, you must search by an other way...

have you an url to submit ?


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If form have no name, you must search by an other way...

have you an url to submit ?

Thanks for your reply wakillon. It was 3am local time when I posted and needed some zzz's. Here is the requested info. Unfortunately I have to post the HTML file as an attachment because the site is not accessable outside of our network. Script will look for the html file at c:\.

#include <IE.au3>

Dim $string="MSB 131", $Result, $site="file:///C:/pre-configured%20participants.htm"
Dim $StrLen, $cutpoint, $HTMLclip, $CheckBoxID, $PageHTML

$oIE = _IECreate ($site)
_IELoadWait ($oIE)

_SearchText ($string)  ; searches HTML for string.  
$StrLen = StringLen ($string)   ; Gets length of search string
$cutpoint = (StringInStr ($PageHTML,$string) + $StrLen)  ; gets position of end of search string in HTML
$HTMLclip = StringMid ($PageHTML,($cutpoint-150),150) ; Trims HTML at right of search string, and grabs 150 chars prior
$CheckBoxID=StringTrimLeft($HTMLclip,(StringInStr ($HTMLclip, "h323",0,-1)))  ; gets first instance of "h323" from right to left and trims left
$CheckBoxID=StringTrimRight($CheckBoxID,((StringLen ($CheckBoxID)-7))) ; grabs first 7 chars and trims rest - Looking for "h323_xx(x)" - last x must be char
$CheckBoxID=StringStripWS($CheckBoxID, 2)  ; Removes trailing space if it exists
If StringRight($CheckBoxID,1) = ">" Then $CheckBoxID = StringTrimRight($CheckBoxID,1) ; removes trailing ">" if it exists
$oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE)    ; get form list
MsgBox (0,"CheckBoxID", $CheckBoxID)
MsgBox (0,"Form query", $oForm)
MsgBox (0,"Form query - @error", @error)
$oQuery = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($oForm, $CheckBoxID) ; look for CheckBoxID 
MsgBox (0,"Form Element query", $oQuery)
MsgBox (0,"Form Element query - @error", @error)

Func _SearchText ($_TextString)
    dim $TextString = $_TextString
    $PageHTML = _IEDocReadHTML($oIE)
    $Result = StringInStr ($PageHTML, $TextString)
EndFunc

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

Try something like this

i replace _IEFormElementCheckboxSelect by _IEAction :

#include <Ie.au3>

$sURL = "file:///" & @DesktopDir & "\pre-configured participants.htm"
$oIE= _IECreate ( $sURL )
$colForms = _IEFormGetCollection ($oIE )
For $oForm In $colForms
    $colElements = _IETagNameAllGetCollection ( $oForm )
    For $oElement In $colElements
        ConsoleWrite ( ">->-- Tag = " & $oElement.tagname & "; .id = " & $oElement.id & "; .name = " & $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) & @CRLF )
        If StringInStr ( $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ), 'h323_' ) <> 0 Then
            _IEAction ( $oElement, "click" )
            ConsoleWrite ( '-->-- $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) : ' & $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) & @Crlf )
    EndIf
    Next
Next

Orange line in console give you the exact name of checkbox. Posted Image

Edited by wakillon

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In my searching of the helpfile and forum for info on selecting checkboxes, the only method I can find uses _IEFormElementCheckBoxSelect. This requires the page to have a form. When I use $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE) I get a blank return (and @error=0). does this mean my form has a blank name? how do I reference that in my script?

Thanks All

_IEFormGetCollection returns a special variable type called an object (a form collection object in this case), so it is not actually blank. If you want a reference to a single form, you need to use the index parameter to that function. I suggest you go back and look at the documentation and examples for it again (also, examine @extended to see how many forms were in the collection).

Dale


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Try something like this

i replace _IEFormElementCheckboxSelect by _IEAction :

#include <Ie.au3>

$sURL = "file:///" & @DesktopDir & "\pre-configured participants.htm"
$oIE= _IECreate ( $sURL )
$colForms = _IEFormGetCollection ($oIE )
For $oForm In $colForms
    $colElements = _IETagNameAllGetCollection ( $oForm )
    For $oElement In $colElements
        ConsoleWrite ( ">->-- Tag = " & $oElement.tagname & "; .id = " & $oElement.id & "; .name = " & $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) & @CRLF )
        If StringInStr ( $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ), 'h323_' ) <> 0 Then
            _IEAction ( $oElement, "click" )
            ConsoleWrite ( '-->-- $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) : ' & $oElement.getAttribute ( "name", 2 ) & @Crlf )
    EndIf
    Next
Next

Orange line in console give you the exact name of checkbox. Posted Image

Holy crap - That works awesome! I will take some time to digest this and structure it the way I need it. Thanks Very Much for the help. I was really stuck on this one. It amazes me how you guru guys can code so tight. I bow before your Awesomeness.

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_IEFormGetCollection returns a special variable type called an object (a form collection object in this case), so it is not actually blank. If you want a reference to a single form, you need to use the index parameter to that function. I suggest you go back and look at the documentation and examples for it again (also, examine @extended to see how many forms were in the collection).

Dale

Thanks Dale. I appreciate your nudge in the right direction and that you dont just spoon feed people answers. It really helps me learn and discover. I will review those functions in great detail. As frustrating as it is to learn this stuff from scratch, taking baby steps is really rewarding. Hopefully I wont need the training wheels much longer. Very very much appreciate the assistance.

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Holy crap - That works awesome! I will take some time to digest this and structure it the way I need it. Thanks Very Much for the help. I was really stuck on this one. It amazes me how you guru guys can code so tight. I bow before your Awesomeness.

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