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Kamakazy

Select item based on revolving identifier.

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Hey Guys & Girls.

Yet another obsticle Im faced with.

First the HTML.

<input type="button" value="I Agree" class="Next inputSubmit" id="Next_12961042">

As you can see, this is indeed a button, and yes, not in a form or anything usefull exept for the "ID".

Now the snag, the ID changes very often, but only the number part. the "Next_" stays the same.

I wanted to use _IEGetObjByName but obviously that wont work as there is no Name.

If I hit the obj based on full ID, it clics but like I said, the numbers change.

Is there a way that I can hook onto the "Next_" regardless of what is behind it. a wildcard of some sort?

Im not asking for you to write me the code, just push me in the right direction.

Please shout if im too vague.

Kama.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

you can loop through the collection (use .getElementsByTagName()), or use my signature to use the xpath to get the object.

where

xpath = "//input[contains(@id,'Next_')]"

the return is an array

http://www.w3schools.com/htmldom/dom_methods.asp

Edited by jdelaney
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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

you can loop through the collection (use .getElementsByTagName()), or use my signature to use the xpath to get the object.

where

xpath = "//input[contains(@id,'Next_')]"

the return is an array

http://www.w3schools.com/htmldom/dom_methods.asp

Great stuff, Thanx the help.

UPDATE:

I got it working. Thanx for the help.

Kama

Edited by Kamakazy
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