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Mich90

Good morning,

it is my very first time I work with AutoIt.

My first Script is about to download some files from a homepage.

I found the following function to set checkboxes on the internet:

Func _IEX_CheckboxSetStatebyName($objekt, $name, $state = True)
    $oObjekt = _IEGetObjByName($objekt, $name)
    If not (($state = $oObjekt.checked) = True) Then
        _IEAction($oObjekt, "click")
    EndIf
EndFunc

This worked with my first checkboxes, but I got a problem using this on another part of this page. Because I have to login on this page with a company-internal user and password I can not give you access to this. But I hope the following HTML-Code will help:

<form action="/report/run">
<h3>Fields to Display</h3>
<table width="100%" class="layout">
<tr>
<td valign="top">
<b>Product Details</b><br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_product" id="d_product" checked="checked"/>Product name<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_company" id="d_company" checked="checked"/>Company<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_lc" id="d_lc" />Legacy Company<input type="checkbox" name="d_lccoc" id="d_lccoc"/>Change of Control Date<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_country" id="d_country" checked="checked"/>Country<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_legalcat" id="d_legalcat"/>Legal category
<input type="checkbox" name="d_legalcatchanged" id="d_legalcatchanged"/>Date Changed<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_fad" id="d_fad"/>First Approval Date<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_marketauth" id="d_marketauth"/>Marketing Authorisation<br/>
[b]<input type="checkbox" name="d_marketed" id="d_marketed"/>Marketed<br/>[/b] ----------------------
<input type="checkbox" name="d_withdrawn" id="d_withdrawn"/>Product Withdrawn<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_regcode" id="d_regcode"/>Regulatory Code<br/>
</td>
</tr>
 
<tr>
<td valign="top"><b>Active/Antigen</b><br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_aaname" id="d_aaname"/>Active/Antigen name<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_aastate" id="d_aastate"/>Antigen state<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_aacat" id="d_aacat"/>Active/Antigen category<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_pres" id="d_pres"/>Presentation<br/>
</td>
<td valign="top"><b>Indications</b><br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_species" id="d_species"/>Species
<input type="checkbox" name="d_spapproval" id="d_spapproval"/>New Approval Date<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_route" id="d_route"/>Administration route<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_subroute" id="d_subroute"/>Administration sub-route<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_ud" id="d_ud"/>Use-Disease
<input type="checkbox" name="d_udapproval" id="d_udapproval"/>New Approval Date<br/>
<input type="checkbox" name="d_udcat" id="d_udcat"/>Use-Disease category<br/>
</td>
</tr>
</table>
<h3>Report Options</h3>
<table class="layout">
<tr>
<td><input type="submit" name="r_full" value="Full Report" id="r_full"/></td>
<td>Display all information on the matching products.</td>
</tr>
<tr>
<td><input type="submit" name="r_restrict" value="Restricted Report" id="r_restrict"/></td>
<td>Display only specified criteria from product search.</td>
</tr>
 
</table>
</form>

I tried to set the bold checkbox as 'checked' with this AutoIt-Code:

_IEX_CheckboxSetStatebyName($oIE, "d_marketed", True)

which worked for other checkboxes.

On these checkboxes I get the error: "Error: Variable must be of type "Object"".

The mistake must be on line :

If not (($state = $oObjekt.checked) = True) Then

But though I am not familiar with AutoIt I do not have any idea about a solution.

I would be appreciated for any help.

Greets,

Michael :mellow:

Edited by Mich90

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wakillon

Did you try _IEFormElementCheckboxSelect ?


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scarboni

I actually encounterd a similar problem but in an installation of a program but my solution to that problem might not be able to implement on a website though :S

I located the windows X(WinX)and Y(winY) and took the X(editX) and Y(editY) from the edit box made a calculation to locate the 0,0 coordinate of the edit field and made the calculation with thouse variables to reach to the checkboxes in the editbox.

$editZeroX = $winX + $editX
$editZeroY = $winY + $editY

$checkboxX = $editZeroX + int (freebased)
$checkboxY = $editZeroY + int (freebased)

MouseClick ("left" ,$checkboxX  ,$checkboxY ,1)

I do not recommend this method if there is any easier way to do it as it is dependent on the resolution :S

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wakillon

I actually encounterd a similar problem but in an installation of a program but my solution to that problem might not be able to implement on a website though :S

I located the windows X(WinX)and Y(winY) and took the X(editX) and Y(editY) from the edit box made a calculation to locate the 0,0 coordinate of the edit field and made the calculation with thouse variables to reach to the checkboxes in the editbox.

$editZeroX = $winX + $editX
$editZeroY = $winY + $editY

$checkboxX = $editZeroX + int (freebased)
$checkboxY = $editZeroY + int (freebased)

MouseClick ("left" ,$checkboxX  ,$checkboxY ,1)

I do not recommend this method if there is any easier way to do it as it is dependent on the resolution :S

Did you try ControlCommand and "check" option ? Edited by wakillon

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scarboni

I did, but for some reason the installation file used some weird format or something... I used all sort of AutoIt functions but didnt get it to work.

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Mich90

I got it!

The only problem was that the page was not finished with loading I think. A

Sleep(1000)

solved all the problems.

But I do not know how this can happen because I thought that

_IELoadWait($oIE)

which I also did before I wanted to click on the checkboxes, would wait till end of loading process....

Whatever...I was wrong with that.

Edited by Mich90

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wakillon

You are right.

In some cases a sleep is more usefull than a _IELoadWait ! Posted Image


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DaleHohm

Pages that use techniques such as AJAX can technically finish loading the document, but can continue to make updates to the page asynchronously. A sleep may get you past this, but depending on load times it is not a guarantee.

You can also use _IELoadWait on other page elements instead of just $oIE (like a form element, for example) or you can check for the existance of an element that is created dynamically before continuing.

In your case, something like:

While Not IsObj(_IEGetObjByName($oIE, "d_marketed")
    Sleep(200)
WEnd

Dale


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