Mr_Microphone

Help getting IE drop down selection to work

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#1 ·  Posted

Hi all. I'm relatively new with Autoit, but have had good success.  I am trying to use a scanner to read bar codes, qualify them, then push them into an online form. Everything is working well except... There are three areas on the form that have input fields. I can only control the first grouping.  

Here is a snippet of the HTML code and how I successfully manipulate it:

<label for="kiosk_model">Model</label>
  </td>
  <td>
  <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down">
  <select name="kiosk[kiosk_model_id]" id="kiosk_kiosk_model_id"><option value="">Select a model</option>
  <option value="7">OSK 0.0</option>
  <option value="1">OSK 1.2</option>
  <option value="3">OSK 1.3</option>
  <option value="6">OSK 1.4</option>
  <option value="2">OSK 2.2</option>
  <option value="4">OSK 2.3</option>
  <option value="5">Sample Testing Rack</option></select>
  </div>
  </td>
  </tr>

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_kiosk_model_id')    ; works perfectly
        ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Model", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3)  ;debugging, proves that I found it
    Sleep(1000)
        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, $Model, 1, 'byText')

        Send("{ESCAPE 2}")
            Sleep(1000)

Farther down the same form, I have this HTML:

<label for="kiosk_pcm">Pcm</label>
  </td>
  <td>
  <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down js-select-pcm">
  <select name="kiosk[pcm_id]" id="kiosk_pcm_id"><option value="">Select PCM</option>
  <option value="705">MAVENWAVE</option>
  <option value="2">PCM20000002</option>
  <option value="1">PCM20000003</option>
  <option value="3">PCM20000004</option>
  <option value="4">PCM20000005</option>

(etc)

Which looks the same to me! 

This, however, does nothing.  The debugging window says "0"

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_pcm_id') ; FAIL!
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "PCM", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3); FAIL!

        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, 3, 1, 'byIndex') ; doesn't do anything because object isn't selected
_IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, "12345", 1, 'byText') ; also doesn't do anything
        Send("{ESCAPE}")

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#2 ·  Posted

Hi all. I'm relatively new with Autoit, but have had good success.  I am trying to use a scanner to read bar codes, qualify them, then push them into an online form. Everything is working well except... There are three areas on the form that have input fields. I can only control the first grouping.  The HTML is a client's IP, so I can't share it. I will paste little sections to explain what I am doing.

Here is a snippet of the HTML code and how I successfully manipulate it:

<label for="kiosk_model">Model</label>
  </td>
  <td>
  <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down">
  <select name="kiosk[kiosk_model_id]" id="kiosk_kiosk_model_id"><option value="">Select a model</option>
  <option value="7">OSK 0.0</option>
  <option value="1">OSK 1.2</option>
  <option value="3">OSK 1.3</option>
  <option value="6">OSK 1.4</option>
  <option value="2">OSK 2.2</option>
  <option value="4">OSK 2.3</option>
  <option value="5">Sample Testing Rack</option></select>
  </div>
  </td>
  </tr>

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_kiosk_model_id')    ; works perfectly
        ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Model", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3)  ;debugging, proves that I found it
    Sleep(1000)
        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, $Model, 1, 'byText')

        Send("{ESCAPE 2}")
            Sleep(1000)

Farther down the same form, I have this HTML:

<label for="kiosk_pcm">Pcm</label>
  </td>
  <td>
  <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down js-select-pcm">
  <select name="kiosk[pcm_id]" id="kiosk_pcm_id"><option value="">Select PCM</option>
  <option value="705">JOEMAMA</option>
  <option value="2">PCM20000002</option>
  <option value="1">PCM20000003</option>
  <option value="3">PCM20000004</option>
  <option value="4">PCM20000005</option>

(etc)

Which looks the same to me! 

This, however, does nothing.  The debugging message box says "0"

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_pcm_id') ; FAIL!
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "PCM", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3); FAIL!

        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, 3, 1, 'byIndex') ; doesn't do anything because object isn't selected
        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, "12345", 1, 'byText') ; also doesn't do anything
        Send("{ESCAPE}")

ANY ideas?

thanks in advance

 

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#3 ·  Posted (edited)

Please be carefull and do not open duplicated thread.

Please continue in the following:

 

 

Edited by mLipok

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#4 ·  Posted

Mr_Microphone,

Please stick to just the one thread at a time - merged.

M23


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#5 ·  Posted

@Mr_Microphone please edit you both posts and use code tags:  How to post code on the forum *

Currently this is very difficult to read your posts.

 

btw.

:welcome: to the forum.

 


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

My contribution (my own projects): * Debenu Quick PDF Library - UDF * Debenu PDF Viewer SDK - UDF * Acrobat Reader - ActiveX Viewer * UDF for PDFCreator v1.x.x * XZip - UDF * AppCompatFlags UDF * CrowdinAPI UDF * _WinMergeCompare2Files() * _JavaExceptionAdd() * _IsBeta() * Writing DPI Awareness App - workaround * _AutoIt_RequiredVersion() * Chilkatsoft Components * TeamViewer API -UDF * JavaManagement UDF * VIES over SOAPPOP3.au3 UDF *  RTF Printer - UDF * XML.au3 - BETA * ADO.au3 UDF SMTP Mailer UDF * WinSCP UDF *

My contribution to others projects: * _sql.au3 UDF  *

Useful links: * Forum Rules * Forum etiquette *  Forum Information and FAQs * How to post code on the forum * AutoIt Online Documentation * AutoIt Online Beta Documentation * SciTE4AutoIt3 getting started * Convert text blocks to AutoIt code * Games made in Autoit * Programming related sites * Polish AutoIt Tutorial * DllCall Code Generator * 

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 *

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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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#6 ·  Posted

Sorry for the double post. The first one was posted through an accidental keystroke sequence and I didn't know it until I intentionally posted the second.

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#7 ·  Posted

Take two:

<label for="kiosk_model">Model</label>
    </td>
    <td>
    <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down">
    <select name="kiosk[kiosk_model_id]" id="kiosk_kiosk_model_id"><option value="">Select a model</option>
    <option value="7">OSK 0.0</option>
    <option value="1">OSK 1.2</option>
    <option value="3">OSK 1.3</option>
    <option value="6">OSK 1.4</option>
    <option value="2">OSK 2.2</option>
    <option value="4">OSK 2.3</option>
    <option value="5">Sample Testing Rack</option></select>
    </div>
    </td>
    </tr>

For the code above, this works fine.

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_kiosk_model_id')    ; works perfectly
        ;MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "Model", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3)  ;debugging, proves that I found it
    Sleep(1000)
        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, $Model, 1, 'byText')

        Send("{ESCAPE 2}")
            Sleep(1000)

The following does not. 

$oIE_Status = _IEGetObjById($oIE, 'kiosk_pcm_id') ; FAIL!
        MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "PCM", "$oIE_Status = " & $oIE_Status.innertext, 3); FAIL!

        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, 3, 1, 'byIndex') ; doesn't do anything because object isn't selected
        _IEFormElementOptionSelect($oIE_Status, "12345", 1, 'byText') ; also doesn't do anything
        Send("{ESCAPE}")

for this very similar code.

<label for="kiosk_pcm">Pcm</label>
    </td>
    <td>
    <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down js-select-pcm">
    <select name="kiosk[pcm_id]" id="kiosk_pcm_id"><option value="">Select PCM</option>
    <option value="705">MAVENWAVE</option>
    <option value="2">PCM20000002</option>
    <option value="1">PCM20000003</option>
    <option value="3">PCM20000004</option>
    <option value="4">PCM20000005</option>

 

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#8 ·  Posted

Hi @Mr_Microphone.

When i run this simple code, based on your information:

#include <IE.au3>
$oIE = _IECreate()
$sHTML = '<table>'& _
'   <tr>'& _
'       <td>'& _
'           <label for="kiosk_pcm">Pcm</label>'& _
'       </td>'& _
'       <td>'& _
'           <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down js-select-pcm">'& _
'               <select name="kiosk[pcm_id]" id="kiosk_pcm_id">'& _
'                   <option value="">Select PCM</option>'& _
'                   <option value="705">MAVENWAVE</option>'& _
'                   <option value="2">PCM20000002</option>'& _
'                   <option value="1">PCM20000003</option>'& _
'                   <option value="3">PCM20000004</option>'& _
'                   <option value="4">PCM20000005</option>'& _
'               </select>'& _
'           </div>'& _
'       </td>'& _
'   </tr>'& _
'</table>'
_IEBodyWriteHTML($oIE, $sHTML)

$oSelect = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "kiosk_pcm_id")
MsgBox(0, "", $oSelect.innerText)
_IEFormElementOptionSelect($oSelect, 3, 1, 'byIndex')

I get no error.

I assume the HTML you posted:

6 hours ago, Mr_Microphone said:

for this very similar code.

<label for="kiosk_pcm">Pcm</label>
    </td>
    <td>
    <div class="select-holder ico ico-angle-down js-select-pcm">
    <select name="kiosk[pcm_id]" id="kiosk_pcm_id"><option value="">Select PCM</option>
    <option value="705">MAVENWAVE</option>
    <option value="2">PCM20000002</option>
    <option value="1">PCM20000003</option>
    <option value="3">PCM20000004</option>
    <option value="4">PCM20000005</option>

 

Is correct in the structure and you just include the snippet?

If problems still occur, a link to the page may help us find a reason :)

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#9 ·  Posted

Thanks. Unfortunately, the code is internal and the company considers it their intellectual property.  The only guess I had was that, since the id appears a few other places on the same form, getting object by id doesn't know which one I want.  

Because I had to get it going, I came up with a really clunky work around. After I fill in the last field that works, I tab (sleep, tab...) 25 times down to the field I want. It's lousy form, but mostly works.

I want to build in a little routine that verifies that I landed on the correct option, but I haven't found any way to do that. Can anyone point me towards a command that may help??

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9 minutes ago, Mr_Microphone said:

Thanks. Unfortunately, the code is internal and the company considers it their intellectual property.  The only guess I had was that, since the id appears a few other places on the same form, getting object by id doesn't know which one I want.  

So talk with the side designer about the id's. He could explain which one is the one you want/need.

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