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I am trying to click a button on one webpage but unable to do it. Its a simple "Apply" button and here is the source code of that button:

<input type="button" onclick="gReport.column.filter('24818600574673496');" value="Apply">

I have tried ControlClick("Window Name", "", "[CLASS:button;TEXT:Apply]") but it does not seem to work. Any idea how this can be achieved?

Also attaching the screenshot the button layout.New Picture.bmp

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U have to use the IE Udf.

go to the help file en type IE it al becomes clear then.

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate()

_IENavigate($oIE, "http://www.google.com")

$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "f")

$oQuery = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "q")

$oButton = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "btnG")

_IEFormElementSetValue($oQuery, "place your search string here")




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The one you pasted BartW works for Google page because the "Google Search" button has a name and an id. The one I pasted above does not. I tried the code you pasted but I got "Warning from function _IEFormElementGetObjByName, $_IEStatus_NoMatch error".

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After Including IE.au3 in your script


should do the work. Check IE.au3 help for more functions.

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value= is different than name= (duh).

Suggest you look at _IEFormElementGetCollection or perhaps _IETagnameGetCollection


Free Internet Tools: DebugBar, AutoIt IE Builder, HTTP UDF, MODIV2, IE Developer Toolbar, IEDocMon, Fiddler, HTML Validator, WGet, curl

MSDN docs: InternetExplorer Object, Document Object, Overviews and Tutorials, DHTML Objects, DHTML Events, WinHttpRequest, XmlHttpRequest, Cross-Frame Scripting, Office object model

Automate input type=file (Related)

Alternative to _IECreateEmbedded? better: _IECreatePseudoEmbedded  Better Better?

IE.au3 issues with Vista - Workarounds

SciTe Debug mode - it's magic: #AutoIt3Wrapper_run_debug_mode=Y Doesn't work needs to be ripped out of the troubleshooting lexicon. It means that what you tried did not produce the results you expected. It begs the questions 1) what did you try?, 2) what did you expect? and 3) what happened instead?

Reproducer: a small (the smallest?) piece of stand-alone code that demonstrates your trouble

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