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Unusual requirement - filling website input boxes based on label

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delstone123

I have a bit of an unusual requirement - I need to complete website input boxes on a number of websites. The content is always the same (name, address etc) however different websites label the input boxes differently, some with id or name containing a meaningful name, other times with general ids or names like input1, input2 etc

The label for the box is almost always meaningful and I was wondering if anyone had a simple way of identifying which input box was with which label. In other words, if I wanted to enter a name, I would need to find the name label and the input box next to the label or below it would need to be completed with the name.

Any help would be appreciated as this one has me beat!

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jdelaney

Well, you just have to work with what you know, and add more cases as you find them.

Maybe to a loop to look for the value of the label, based on an array of similar AKA's (loop until you find one). Generally labels will be within the same parent node as the input, so you can grab the label, and look for .nextsibling (or something like that) until you find the input. Or, create something like an INI file, and store the values for the fields as you grab them, and reference that. Lots of ideas, go for it.


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delstone123

I'm happy to loop to find the labels based on the various possible values, however, how would I grab the input box once I had found a label - the code I have for looping through the input boxes is as follows:

$colForms = _IEFormGetCollection($IE) ; get all forms

For $oForm In $colForms ; loop over form collection
$oFormElements = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm) ; get all elements
If @error Then ContinueLoop

For $oFormElement In $oFormElements ; loop over element collection
If StringInStr($oFormElement.tagName, "select") Then ; it is a select input
_IEFormElementOptionselect($oFormElement, 1, 1, "byIndex")
_IEFormElementOptionselect($oFormElement, $ringers_array[$i][4], 1, "byText") ; double check if this is a title select (Mr, Mrs etc)
ElseIf StringInStr("input,textarea", $oFormElement.tagName) Then ; it is an input or textarea
If StringInStr("button,hidden,reset,submit,image,password", $oFormElement.type) Then ContinueLoop ; skip to next entry if type is button,hidden,reset,submit
If StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "name") Or StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "author") Then
$value = $ringers_array[$i][5]
EndIf
ElseIf StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "city") Or StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "town") Then
$value = $ringers_array[$i][7]
ElseIf StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "address") Then
$value = $ringers_array[$i][9]
ElseIf StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "time") Or StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "day") Then
$value = "now"
ElseIf StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "no") Or StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "tel") Or StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "phone") Or _
StringInStr($oFormElement.name, "mob") Then
$value = "0" & $ringers_array[$i][1] & $ringers_array[$i][2]
Else
$value = ""
EndIf
Next
Next

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jdelaney

like I said, use .nextsibling (in a loop):

$oSibling = $oFormElement.nextsibling

keep looping till the node = 'input'

Or, you can use:

$oParent = $oFormElement.parentnode

and then find the child of the parent that has node='input'

If you don't understand the above solutions, I suggest you read up on them first...

Google: HTML DOM parentnode

Google: HTML DOM nextsibling

the XML DOM methods are interchangeable with HTML DOM methods

Edited by jdelaney

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LarryDalooza

I used to work for a biometrics company that had a piece of software that would fill in fields. It had a function that would find "adjacent text". As I remember there was a windows api or ie method that would find elements at certain locations. Get the location of an object and check 10 or 20 pixels in each direction for the next object.

see... elementFromPoint

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