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(Solved)Selecting Category and Sub-Category From Separate Drop Downs In IE

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#1 ·  Posted (edited)

I can't seem to figure out how to select  Category and Sub-Category with autoit from a Dropdown in IE.

I am building this for a private site so I will be unable to give you a link to it, however I have found a form online that is almost exactly the same as the one I am using... Here is the link to it: https://www.ksl.com/index.php?nid=1126

I need to somehow select a Category and Sub-Category... the site I will be using it on has quite an extensive list for Categories and Sub-Categories so I will need to be able to make sure it is working periodically and posting to the correct categories... "Am building an auto blogger type of software for private use :D Pls let me know if this is against forum rules!"
    In advanced Thank You for all of your help!

"P.S. This is part of the code I have figured out so far... (You will have to login to see the form I am talking about...)

;Set category!

$cat = _IEGetObjById($ie, "cat")

;Set subcategory!

$subcat = _IEGetObjByID($ie, "subcat")

;Time to submit the form!

$oButtons = _IETagnameGetCollection($ie, "input")
For $oButton in $oButtons
    If String($oButton.value) = "Submit" Then
        _IEAction($oButton, "click")
        MsgBox("Success", "Button Clicked", "Next Step!")
        ExitLoop
    Else
        MsgBox("Failed", "The Button " & $oButton & "Does Not Have The Value", "Try Again!")
    EndIf
Next

 

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

On this page

https://www.ksl.com/public/member/signin

EyKEQGg.png

I'm not 100% about what you're asking. Are you trying to make it so that Your programs finds a subcategory under another category, and then clicks that link?

So if you set the category to be Sports, and then the Subcategory to be Utah_Jazz, you want Autoit to click Utah_Jazz under the category, correct?

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6 hours ago, Dgameman1 said:

On this page

https://www.ksl.com/public/member/signin

EyKEQGg.png

I'm not 100% about what you're asking. Are you trying to make it so that Your programs finds a subcategory under another category, and then clicks that link?

So if you set the category to be Sports, and then the Subcategory to be Utah_Jazz, you want Autoit to click Utah_Jazz under the category, correct?

Not exactly... this is a pic of the page i need to take care of should make it pretty much self explanatory...

 

http://snag.gy/Qgotj.jpg

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Oh just inspect this combo box and post here HTML snippet.

 


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1 minute ago, mLipok said:

Oh just inspect this combo box and post here HTML snippet.

 

<div id="SelectaCategory" class="gBody">
        <div class="element">
            <label class="iLabel"><img src="/resources/form/graphics/star1.gif">&nbsp; Category:</label>
                <select name="cat" class="boxOk" id="cat" style="width: 250px; margin-bottom: 5px;" onchange="getSubCat();">
                    <option value="">Select a Category</option>
                    <option value="1">Announcements</option>
                    <option value="344">Appliances</option>
                    <option value="100">Auto Parts and Accessories</option>
                    <option value="350">Baby </option>
                    <option value="352">Books and Media</option>
                    <option value="348">Clothing and Apparel</option>
                    <option value="16">Computers</option>
                    <option value="345">Electronics</option>
                    <option value="353">Hunting and Fishing</option>
                    <option value="252">For Trade or Barter</option>
                    <option value="349">FREE</option>
                    <option value="40">Furniture</option>
                    <option value="63">General</option>
                    <option value="51">Home and Garden</option>
                    <option value="94">Industrial</option>
                    <option value="523">Other Real Estate</option>
                    <option value="184">Outdoors and Sporting</option>
                    <option value="104">Pets and Livestock</option>
                    <option value="142">Recreational Vehicles</option>
                    <option value="351">Toys</option>
                    <option value="">--------------------</option>
                    <option value="car">Car »</option>
                    <option value="biz">Business »</option>
                    <option value="job">Job »</option>
                    <option value="home">Home »</option>
            </select>           
        </div>
        <div class="element">
            <label class="iLabel"><img src="/resources/form/graphics/star1.gif">&nbsp; Sub-Category:</label>
            <select name="subcat" class="boxOk" id="subCatSelect" style="width: 250px;"><option value="" selected=""></option>
<option value="7">Auctions</option>
<option value="519">Bands Seeking Members</option>
<option value="532">Boutiques</option>
<option value="2">Charity</option>
<option value="6">Garage, Estate, &amp; Yard Sales</option>
<option value="5">Grand Openings</option>
<option value="8">Legal Notices</option>
<option value="10">Lost &amp; Found</option>
<option value="4">Pageants/Talent Shows/Auditions</option>
<option value="3">Performances &amp; Gigs</option>
<option value="9">Reunions</option>
<option value="12">School Events</option>
</select> <img style="display: none;" id="subCatThrob" class="throbber" src="/graphics/throbber.gif" height="16" width="16">
            <p style="margin-left: 415px; width: 50px;"><button id="go" onclick="doJump(document.getElementById('subCatSelect')); return false;">Go</button></p>
        </div>      
    </div>

 

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#6 ·  Posted (edited)

Did you try this:

_IEFormElementOptionSelect()

??

Edited by mLipok

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I do not see "Lawn and Garden", but I see

<option value="51">Home and Garden</option>

 

_IEFormElementOptionSelect($ie, "Home and Garden", 1, "byText")

 

But first focusing on :

Parameters

$oObject Form Element Object of type "Select Option"

 

Now look in html:

<select name="cat" class="boxOk" id="cat" style="width: 250px; margin-bottom: 5px;" onchange="getSubCat();">

 

Finally :

Local $oIE_Cat = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'cat')
_IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Cat, "Home and Garden", 1, "byText")

 

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4 minutes ago, mLipok said:

I do not see "Lawn and Garden", but I see

<option value="51">Home and Garden</option>

 

_IEFormElementOptionSelect($ie, "Home and Garden", 1, "byText")

 

But first focusing on :

Parameters

$oObject Form Element Object of type "Select Option"

 

Now look in html:

<select name="cat" class="boxOk" id="cat" style="width: 250px; margin-bottom: 5px;" onchange="getSubCat();">

 

Finally :

Local $oIE_Cat = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'cat')
_IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Cat, "Home and Garden", 1, "byText")

 

Sweet that makes sense... Thank You So MUCH! one more ?
Is this how I would select Go ?

$oButtons = _IETagnameGetCollection($ksl, "input")
For $oButton in $oButtons
    If String($oButton.value) = "Go" Then
        _IEAction($oButton, "click")
        MsgBox("Success", "Button Clicked", "Next Step!")
        ExitLoop
    Else
        MsgBox("Failed", "The Button " & $oButton & "Does Not Have The Value", "Try Again!")
    EndIf

 

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go is not     Input . This is Button
go is not     .value  (attribute of element) 
go is           .id (attribute of element)     or is   .innerHtml (content of element).

<button id="go" onclick="doJump(document.getElementById('subCatSelect')); return false;">Go</button>

Try this:

Local $oIEButton_go = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'go')
_IEAction($oIEButton_go, 'click')

 


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My contribution to others projects or UDF based on  others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  * POP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF *

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Wiki: Expand your knowledge - AutoIt Wiki * Collection of User Defined Functions * How to use HelpFile * Best coding practices * 

IE Related:  * How to use IE.au3  UDF with  AutoIt v3.3.14.x * Why isn't Autoit able to click a Javascript Dialog? * Clicking javascript button with no ID * IE document >> save as MHT file * IETab Switcher (by LarsJ ) * HTML Entities * _IEquerySelectorAll() (by uncommon) * 

I encourage you to read: * Global Vars * Best Coding Practices * Please explain code used in Help file for several File functions * OOP-like approach in AutoIt * UDF-Spec Questions *  EXAMPLE: How To Catch ConsoleWrite() output to a file or to CMD *

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"Program are meant to be read by humans and only incidentally for computers and execute" - Donald Knuth, "The Art of Computer Programming"
:naughty:  :ranting:, be  :) and       \\//_.

Anticipating Errors :  "Any program that accepts data from a user must include code to validate that data before sending it to the data store. You cannot rely on the data store, ...., or even your programming language to notify you of problems. You must check every byte entered by your users, making sure that data is the correct type for its field and that required fields are not empty."

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10 minutes ago, mLipok said:

go is not     Input . This is Button
go is not     .value  (attribute of element) 
go is           .id (attribute of element)     or is   .innerHtml (content of element).

<button id="go" onclick="doJump(document.getElementById('subCatSelect')); return false;">Go</button>

Try this:

Local $oIEButton_go = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'go')
_IEAction($oIEButton_go, 'click')

 

That seems to be working Thanks alot! I love this forum all the help in the world :D

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