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hello

i am trying to select a drop down option on a website with _IEFormElementOptionSelect but having some trouble.  I am able to get the object id correctly as i am able to consolewrite the value correctly.

;get object id
$incident_type_combo = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "arid_WIN_3_1000000099")

;test object id (i previously set a value manually to test)  - works so i know i got the obect id
ConsoleWrite("_" & $incident_type_combo.value & "_" & @CRLF)

;tried to set an option with these methods - not working
_IEFormElementOptionSelect($incident_type_combo, 0, 1, "byIndex")
;_IEFormElementOptionSelect($incident_type_combo, "User Service Restoration", 1, "byValue")
;_IEFormElementOptionSelect($incident_type_combo, "User Service Restoration", 1, "byText")

;this works but unsafe because other fields do not get fired OnChange the way the above functions would
$incident_type_combo.value = "User Service Restoration"

any help is greatly appreciated!

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

Some HTML Snippet please .... or URL :evil:

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mLipok you're a magician so you shouldn't need such a trivial detail   :lmao:

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I'm on vacation, and I forget to take my magic wand ;)

 


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<input id="arid_WIN_3_1000000099" type="text" class="text " readonly="" style="top:0px; left:0px; width:154px; height:21px;" title="">

let me know if you need more

thanks =)

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_IEFormElementOptionSelect($oObject, 0, 1, "byIndex")
$oObject = Form Element Object of type "Select Option" (helpfile)
You might also try  _IEAction($oSelect, "focus")

... or post the whole concerned part of the html  :)

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6 hours ago, gcue said:

let me know if you need more

Little more plesase.
I stil feel like on vacation ....


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<div class="selection" style="top:0px; left:117px; width:175px; height:21px;" arselmenu="[{v:&quot;User Service Restoration&quot;},{v:&quot;User Service Request&quot;},{v:&quot;Infrastructure Restoration&quot;},{v:&quot;Infrastructure Event&quot;}]">
<input id="arid_WIN_3_1000000099" type="text" class="text " readonly="" style="top:0px; left:0px; width:154px; height:21px;" title="">
<a href="javascript:" class="btn btn3d selectionbtn" style="top:0px; left:154px; width:21px; height:21px;">
<img class="btnimg" src="../../../../resources/images/mt_sprites.gif" alt="">
</a>
</div>

<input id="arid_WIN_3_1000000099" type="text" class="text " readonly="" style="top:0px; left:0px; width:154px; height:21px;" title="">

<a href="javascript:" class="btn btn3d selectionbtn" style="top:0px; left:154px; width:21px; height:21px;">
<img class="btnimg" src="../../../../resources/images/mt_sprites.gif" alt="">
</a>

 

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Now try to make HMTL snippet with selected another option.
I want to see which HTML part will be changed.

 


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looks like this is what changed

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<input id="arid_WIN_3_1000000099" type="text" class="text " readonly="" style="top:0px; left:0px; width:154px; height:21px;" title="User Service Request">

 

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#11 ·  Posted (edited)

Local $incident_type_combo = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "arid_WIN_3_1000000099")
$incident_type_combo.setAttribute("title", "User Service Request")

I hope my magic wand back to me ;)

 

Edited by mLipok

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didnt work =(

so ya this works 

$incident_type_combo.value = "User Service Restoration"

but dangerous because other fields do not get fired onChange

 

 

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#13 ·  Posted (edited)

so just to re-cap...

;get object id
$incident_type_combo = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "arid_WIN_3_1000000099")

this works (force setting the value of the combo)

_IEFormElementSetValue($incident_type_combo, "Performance", 1)

but because the combo option wasn't actually selected, it doesn't register as being selected when i submit the form

so im trying to get this to work but it doesn't

_IEFormElementOptionSelect($incident_type_combo, 1, 1, "byIndex")

this is the error i get

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--> IE.au3 T3.0-1 Error from function _IEFormElementOptionSelect, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType

this is confusing because the _IEFormElementSetValue works so i have the right form element object but _IEFormElementOptionSelect doesn't work

i also tried this and it returns 0 forms found

Local $oIE = _IEAttach("BMC Remedy (Search)")
Local $oForms = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE)
Local $iNumForms = @extended
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Forms Info", "There are " & $iNumForms & " forms on this page")
Local $oForm
For $i = 0 To $iNumForms - 1
    $oForm = _IEFormGetCollection($oIE, $i)
    MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Form Info", $oForm.name)
Next

i also got tried this and returns 0 frames found

$oFrames = _IEFrameGetCollection ($oIE)
$iNumFrames = @extended
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Frames Info", "There are " & $iNumFrames & " frames on this page")
For $i = 0 to ($iNumFrames - 1)
    $oFrame = _IEFrameGetCollection ($oIE, $i)
    MsgBox(0, "Frame Number:", $i)
Next

any help is GREATLY appreciated!

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I also tried the dom approach - no luck

$iSelected = $incident_type_combo.selectedIndex
consolewrite($incident_type_combo.options($iSelected).text)

$incident_type_combo.text("Performance")

 

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#15 ·  Posted (edited)

Currently I have no idea how to help you. Maybe someone else will have a stroke of genius - I hope :)
Sorry but without access to this website it would be realy difficult as on first glance, I think this is not related to this INPUT tag.

But as I said, without access to the website I'm not entirely sure.

 

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I'm confused.

You seem to ask for help selecting a dropdown option, yet the element you focus on is the text input affected by the select.

On 17/8/2016 at 10:26 PM, gcue said:

arselmenu="[{v:&quot;User Service Restoration&quot;},{v:&quot;User Service Request&quot;},{v:&quot;Infrastructure Restoration&quot;},{v:&quot;Infrastructure Event&quot;}]"

now this "arselmenu" tells me that some kind of js library is building a dropdown after the page loads. so unless we have the same page with the library and possible more code, we have no idea how and what affects what.

So either a link to the URL or save the page with CTRL+S in firefox or chrome. Create a zip file and add the files saved. Upload it.

My best guess without is that what is being generated is pure js controlled dropdown and might need to be triggered with javascript instead of the standard way for it to work.

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i tried to save it but it doesn't load in neither IE nor chrome.  its an internal website so link wont work either..

i appreciate your efforts

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