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Hello,

I've been using autoit for about a year now and overall it's been great despite my limited understanding of all of its features. I have several scripts that run on virtual machines that have been running smoothly for several months without any issues. Recently, I had to create new virtual machines and migrate my scripts over and now I am getting errors that I can't seem to repeat, but seem to happen at least once a day with all of my executables that were flawless before.

The error that I keep getting is:

Autoit Error

Line [this number varies per script] (File "[path to my executable]"); Error: variable must be of type object.

I  never received this error before until I moved everything to the new VMs, and when I rerun my scripts after clearing the error everything seems to work and run fine until hours later or sometimes the next day. I am assuming that that the root cause may be in some kind of settings on the VM itself since it is happening nearly across the board, but I have no idea where to even look. These are running on Windows 7, which is what they were running on before I had any errors.

The only consistent include used in these scripts is  IE.au3

Has anyone run into a similar problem or can maybe point me in the right direction. I am at the point of pulling hair out trying to resolve this. I have even rewritten and re-compiled the scripts to see if somehow the executables got corrupted, but that didn't help.

Thank you.

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@AJB the error is telling you exactly what is wrong - you're calling a variable that is not an object. Unfortunately, more than that is impossible if you do not post your script.

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Hello,

 I have a similar problem but I received this error when moved from Windows 7 / IE7 / 32bit to Windows 7 / IE11 / 64 bit machine.

The script selects one of  4 dropdown options in the loop and randomly the third or fourth gets this error when in FireBug you can see all of them and if

_IEFormElementOptionSelect() is not called, Console write will print all of them

Here is the code:

$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName($oIE, "myform")
$tp = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "target")
If @error = "0" Then
    $cc = 0
    _IEAction($tp, "focus")
    For $t In $tp
        $cc = $cc + 1
        ConsoleWrite("count: " & $cc & @CRLF)


        If $cc = 1 Then
            ConsoleWrite(_IEPropertyGet($t, "outerhtml") & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            ;If ($t.innerText) <> "" Then
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            _IEFormElementOptionSelect($tp, "Coldstore", 1, "byText")
            ;EndIf
            Sleep(1000)
        ElseIf $cc = 2 Then
            ConsoleWrite(_IEPropertyGet($t, "outerhtml") & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            ;If ($t.innerText) <> "" Then
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            _IEFormElementOptionSelect($tp, "Windows File Share/SMB", 1, "byText")
            ;EndIf
            Sleep(1000)
        ElseIf $cc = 3 Then
            ConsoleWrite(_IEPropertyGet($t, "outerhtml") & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            ;If ($t.innerText) <> "" Then
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            _IEFormElementOptionSelect($tp, "Internal SD card", 1, "byText")
            ;EndIf
            Sleep(1000)
        ElseIf $cc = 4 Then
            ConsoleWrite(_IEPropertyGet($t, "outerhtml") & @CRLF)
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            ;If $t.innerText <> "" Then
            ConsoleWrite("innerText: " & $t.innerText & @CRLF)
            _IEFormElementOptionSelect($tp, "none", 1, "byText")
            ;EndIf

        EndIf
    Next
EndIf

Output:

count: 1
<option value="coldstore">Coldstore
innerText: Coldstore
innerText: Coldstore
count: 2
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEPropertyGet, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType
0
innerText:
innerText:
"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3" (1115) : ==> Variable must be of type "Object".:
For $oItem In $oItems
For $oItem In $oItems^ ERROR

You can see that I commented check for an empty string.

If I uncomment it, I won't receive the error "Variable must be of type "Object".:" but I won't be able to select all options in loop in the dropdown.

The output will be with the 2 options available and 2 empty strings:

count: 1
<option value="coldstore" selected="">Coldstore
innerText: Coldstore
innerText: Coldstore
count: 2
<option value="wfs">Windows File Share/SMB
innerText: Windows File Share/SMB
innerText: Windows File Share/SMB
count: 3
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEPropertyGet, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType
0
innerText:
count: 4
--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEPropertyGet, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType
0
innerText:

Any help will be appreciated!!!!!!

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seeker0718,

Welcome to the AutoIt forums.

When you post code please use Code tags - see here how to do it.  Then you get a scrolling box and syntax colouring as you can see above now I have added the tags.

M23

 

Public_Domain.png.2d871819fcb9957cf44f4514551a2935.png Any of my own code posted anywhere on the forum is available for use by others without any restriction of any kind

Open spoiler to see my UDFs:

Spoiler

ArrayMultiColSort ---- Sort arrays on multiple columns
ChooseFileFolder ---- Single and multiple selections from specified path treeview listing
Date_Time_Convert -- Easily convert date/time formats, including the language used
ExtMsgBox --------- A highly customisable replacement for MsgBox
GUIExtender -------- Extend and retract multiple sections within a GUI
GUIFrame ---------- Subdivide GUIs into many adjustable frames
GUIListViewEx ------- Insert, delete, move, drag, sort, edit and colour ListView items
GUITreeViewEx ------ Check/clear parent and child checkboxes in a TreeView
Marquee ----------- Scrolling tickertape GUIs
NoFocusLines ------- Remove the dotted focus lines from buttons, sliders, radios and checkboxes
Notify ------------- Small notifications on the edge of the display
Scrollbars ----------Automatically sized scrollbars with a single command
StringSize ---------- Automatically size controls to fit text
Toast -------------- Small GUIs which pop out of the notification area

 

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