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Dear AutoIt Community,

I'm having trouble logging into a specific site. I can't say I know a lot about DOM elements and such but I have been getting better and better at using IE-Builder to figure out how to get AutoIt to do what I want it to do in IE.

However now I'm stuck... on a website called www.newsinslowspanish.com. My wife has a paid subscription but she wants all the mp3s and pdfs all nicely downloaded into nicely dated folders. I told her I could code up a way to constantly grab it all from the website so she doesn't need to do 8 or 9 clicks for each upload they do.

Silly me because I can't even get AutoIt to login to the website.

Below is the following work in progress code:

#include <IE.au3>
$s_URL = "www.newsinslowspanish.com"
$s_User_ID = "login"
$s_Your_Password = "password"
$o_IE = _IECreate ($s_URL)
_IELoadWait ($o_IE)
$o_Login_Form = _IEFormGetCollection ($o_IE, 0)
$o_amember_login = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($o_Login_Form, "amember_login")
$o_amember_pass = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($o_Login_Form, "amember_pass")
_IEFormElementSetValue ($o_amember_login, $s_User_ID)
_IEFormElementSetValue ($o_amember_pass, $s_Your_Password)
#cs Just some of my failed attempts...
Attempt 1:
_IEAction ($o_amember_pass, "click")
Send ("{ENTER}")
Attempt 2:
_IEFormElementOptionSelect ($o_Login_Form, "Login", "byValue")
Attempt 3:
Attempt 4:
;_IELinkClickByText ($o_IE, "Login")
Attempt 5:
;_IELinkClickByIndex ($o_IE, 52)
Attempt 6:
; $o_Form_Login = _IEFormElementGetCollection ($o_Login_Form, 2)
; _IEAction ($o_Form_Login, "click")

At the moment IE fires up and enters in the login and password but I just can't get it to click on 'Login' or submit the form. I've tried a few variations on _IEFormSubmit() and figured the problem is due to some onclick Javascript as per the Remarks in the Help File.

For the life of me I tried more than the 6 different ways above but I just can't work it out.

Can someone please help with some code that will actually login but also explain to me why I haven't been able to figure this out so far? Clearly I don't know what I don't know. I've spent about 2 hours going through the Help File and trying different things so I'm coming here as a last resort.

Many thanks in advance for any help or pointers.

Kind regards,


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You can try working with the widget properties of Login button. Sample code....assuming that login button has a name property (use _IEFormElementGetObjById if it has id property)

$o_loginbutton = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($o_Login_Form, "namepropertyofloginbutton")

_IEAction($o_loginbutton, "click")

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icu, try this:

#include <IE.au3>
$s_User_ID = "login"
$s_Your_Password = "password"
$s_URL = "http://www.newsinslowspanish.com/amember/login.php?amember_login="&$s_User_ID&"&amember_pass="&$s_Your_Password
$o_IE = _IECreate ($s_URL)
_IELoadWait ($o_IE)
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Dear taietel,

Thank you this solution works perfectly!

How did you know that it needed the following line of code:

$s_URL = "http://www.newsinslowspanish.com/amember/login.php?amember_login="&$s_User_ID&"&amember_pass="&$s_Your_Password

..so I'll know when to use it in the future.

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