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storing the selected value from a drop down to a variable

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All,

I need to store the selected value from a drop down to a variable in a webpage. I can select that value in that combobox using _IEFormElementOptionselect($FundHouse, 2, 1, "byIndex") but after selecting the value I am not able to store it in a variable,

Please help.

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:sweating: Not sure, but I think you need: _IEFormElementGetValue($FundHouse)

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Unfortunately, no. The value of the select is not what you want. You need the value of the selected OPTION (note, the select can also be set up to have multiple selections, which is why the SELECT cannot hold the value representing the entire element).

This sample code should help you:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IE_Example("form")
$oSelect = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "selectExample")
$oOptions = _IETagNameGetCollection($oSelect, "option")
For $oOption in $oOptions
ConsoleWrite($oOption.selected & " - " & $oOption.value & " - " & $oOption.outertext & @CRLF)
Next

output:

True - homepage.html - Homepage
False - midipage.html - Midipage
False - freepage.html - Freepage

Dale

Edited by DaleHohm

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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Thanks Dale..I'll try and get back to you on this.

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