BobSherman

IE.au3 Error When Submitting Simple Form

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I am attempting to enter the logon ID and password into the form below and submit it.

But, I am experiencing an error in IE.au3 whether I use _IEAction to submit a click (which does submit the form) or _IEFormSubmit (which does not submit the form before it errors out).

The form seems rather simple:

<form method="post" action="logon_submit.php">
                       <input type="hidden" name="visit" value="sRhvMItOu1hNV_y9t4iB7xhns2UJ0pUIYmpJyy3CivjvGYv0ST1QHY40QP9H5UPTqonadminkin_65dvtXxSIXDPwyFFI6WPVQFmgFtba8vW3OH">
<table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="0" align="center" cellspacing="0">
                    <tr>
                      <td valign=top><table width="100%" border="0" cellpadding="4" cellspacing="1">
                          <tr>
                            <td align="Right"><b>Username: <span class="style1">*</span></b></td>
                            <td width="80%"><input type="TEXT" name="user" style="width: 90%;">
                            </td>
                          </tr>
                          <tr>
                            <td align="Right"><b>Password: <span class="style1">*</span></b></td>
                            <td><input type="password" name="pass" style="width: 90%;">
                            </td>
                          </tr>
                          <tr>
                            <td align="Right">&nbsp;</td>
                            <td><input type="submit" name="Submit" value="Submit Form">
                            </td>
                          </tr>
                          <tr>
                            <td align="Right">&nbsp;</td>
                            <td><a href="resetpw.php?visit=sRhvMItOu1hNV_y9t4iB7xhns2UJ0pUIYmpJyy3CivjvGYv0ST1QHY40QP9H5UPTqonadminkin_65dvtXxSIXDPwyFFI6WPVQFmgFtba8vW3OH" class=white>Forgot your password ?</a></td>
                          </tr>
                        </table>
                          <p>&nbsp;</p>
                      </td>
                    </tr>
                  </table>
                </form>

 

My function to perform the logon is:

 

Func StartUp()
   _IELinkClickByText ( $oIE, "Log On" )
   Sleep(2000)
   Local $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE)
   Local $iNumberOfForms = @extended

   For $iForm = 0 To $iNumberOfForms - 1
     $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE, $iForm)

     Local $oQuery = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm)

     Local $iNumberOfFormElements = @extended

     For $iElement = 0 to $iNumberOfFormElements - 1
         Local $oFormElement = _IEFormElementGetCollection($oForm, $iElement )
         If $oFormElement.name = 'user' Then
            _IEFormElementSetValue ( $oformElement, "xxxxx", 0)
         elseif $oFormElement.name = "pass" Then
            _IEFormElementSetValue ( $oFormElement, "yyyyy", 0)
            ; Sleep for 2 seconds.
            Sleep(2000)
            Local $oSubmit = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "Submit")
            _IEAction($oSubmit, "click")
            Sleep(3000)
         EndIf
      Next
   Next
EndFunc

 


After the submission of the form completes and goes to the next page I'm getting the following error as a popup from AutoIt:

 


Line 970 (File "D\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3"):
Case $iIndex > -1 And $iIndex < $oObject.elements.length
Case $iIndex > -1 And $iIndex < $oObject^ ERROR
Error: The requested actions with this object has failed.


It's hard to imagine that such a simple form is causing so many problems.

Any help would be appreciated.

 

 

 

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That line number is located inside the function _IEFormElementGetCollection. Your code calls this function multiple times. Have you determined which call is generating the error?

I suspect it's the initial one, but can't tell from your post. Suggest that you add some error checking for each call to the IE functions.

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Thanks Danp2.

It was simply a dumb mistake.

I found that i submitted the form after filling in the 3'rd input element. This moved on to the next page.

But, the loop continued to examine the 4'th element which no longer existed.This caused the error.

So, I added an "Exitloop 2" statement after the final sleep which worked to get out of the two For loops.

Thanks again.

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                              ;ExitLoop ;Found the first one.  I'm done.
                          EndIf
                      ;Need to back out to Threads in Category
                      Next
                      _IEAction($oIE,"back")
                  EndIf
              Next
              ;Back out to Category List
              _IEAction($oIE,"back")
          EndIf
      Next
      _IEQuit($oIE)
       
      The script works fine until I hit the Next to go back to the For $oLinkThread In $oLinksOfThreads.  Any line that I put after that crashes with an error.  It's like the For loop is going one too many iterations and there is no object in the variable.
      The requested action with this object has failed.:
      If StringInStr($oLinkThread.href,"thread_id") Then
      If StringInStr($oLinkThread^ ERROR
      Thanks,
      -John
       
    • SkysLastChance
      By SkysLastChance
      How would I go about writing a IF Then statement if the conrol send fails?
      Run ("Notepad.exe") WinWaitActive ("Untitled - Notepad") ControlSend("Untitled - Notepad", "", "Edit1", ("Provider Practice Record")) I have been running into lag alot. So my script has been missing input. I would like to be able to have it retry to put in "Provider Practice Record" if it misses. 
      I am assuming  a if then statement is what I need but I am not sure what ControlSend will return if it tries to send to Edit1 and it is not there. 
      Or do I need to just add a timeout? 
       
    • Lights_On
      By Lights_On
      Hi All,
      Below is an example of my code that will reproduce an issue I am having, all be it an issue that sometimes occurs and sometimes does not.
      #include <WinAPI.au3> #include <IE.au3> #include <MsgBoxConstants.au3> #include <Array.au3> Call ("Project") Func Project() Local $WaitTime = 10000 ; Set the time between checks in miliseconds While 1 $hwnd = WinGetHandle("[active]") If Not @error Then ; Ensure 'WinGetHandle' worked. Local $WinClassName = _WinAPI_GetClassName($hwnd) If $WinClassName = "IEFrame" Then ; If the curent window is an IE exploere instance then... Local $Object = _IEAttach($hwnd, "embedded") If not @error Then Local $url = _IEPropertyGet($Object, 'locationurl') If not @error Then Local $Split = StringSplit($url, "/") If $Split[0] > 2 Then ; This stops an error if the array did not have enought rows e.g no url to display form row 3. If Not $Split[3] = "" Then ; Dont bother if no url e.g blank msgbox(0, "URL is:", $Split) EndIf EndIf EndIf EndIf EndIf EndIf Sleep($WaitTime) WEnd EndFunc The issue is from IE.au3 and the error message is attached.  I am able to reproduce it is I run the scrip, load an instance of IE, then navigate to a different page such as google or something.
       
      I have looked in the code for IE.au3 and it reference to a function “__IEControlGetObjFromHWND(ByRef $hWin)” however I am not using this function so am a little unsure why or how this error is being called or what I can do to stop it?
       
      Any advice / help would be gratefully appreciated.
      Thank you.