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MattG1991

Hello all, 

I've written a script that pulls info from some web pages, saves the results to variables, and prints it out to a Word document. I've tried to make this script work with a minimum of user interaction. I've noticed an issue happens when I run the script and I have another window set as active, like SciTE for example. It inserts an "ETX" character. I've done this with Notepad too. It displays an upside down L character. Any particular reason why? Unfortunately, I can't post any code. Basically, it gets a collection of tags, applies a test to find the values I want, then pulls the innerhtml from said tag. Then it assigns the results to a global variable.  Any help would be appreciated. 

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JLogan3o13

So, you want us to troubleshoot your script without showing the code? You have to be able to comprehend how difficult that is going to be. If you cannot post the script itself, you can post a test script that reproduces the issue you're seeing.


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MattG1991

Yes, I understand completely. I'm only asking if anyone has seen a similar issue or if anyone may have any idea of what may be happening.

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_IENavigate($oIE, "some website", 0)
_IELoadWait($oIE)
Sleep(1000)

local $loadVerify = _IEGetObjByID($oIE, "test")
If isObj($loadVerify) then
;do something
Else
    Send(:{BREAK}")
EndIf




Local $i = 0
Local $nI = 0

Do
Local $oElements = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, 'SPAN')
Until IsObj($oElements)

Sleep(250)

For $oElement In $oElements
   If StringInStr($oElement.innerText, "Something") AND StringLen($oElement.innerText) < 30 Then $nI = $i
       $i += 1
Next

Sleep(500)
$res = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "SPAN", $nI)
$Result = StringMid($res.innertext, 1, 4)
Global $var1 = $Result
sleep(1000)

Taking your advice, JLogan, here is a test script that basically does what my actual script does. 

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iamtheky

and any debugging before you try and write this to notepad, does it look ok if you consolewrite it?


,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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MattG1991

Forgive me, I'm still pretty new to AutoIt. Not sure what you mean by consolewrite it...

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iamtheky

consolewrite is a function that writes the data to the console window.  F1 is your super best friend for the remainder of your days.

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,-. .--. ________ .-. .-. ,---. ,-. .-. .-. .-.
|(| / /\ \ |\ /| |__ __||| | | || .-' | |/ / \ \_/ )/
(_) / /__\ \ |(\ / | )| | | `-' | | `-. | | / __ \ (_)
| | | __ | (_)\/ | (_) | | .-. | | .-' | | \ |__| ) (
| | | | |)| | \ / | | | | | |)| | `--. | |) \ | |
`-' |_| (_) | |\/| | `-' /( (_)/( __.' |((_)-' /(_|
'-' '-' (__) (__) (_) (__)

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MattG1991

Thank you for the shortcut. That will definitely be helpful. I'll play around with consolewrite to see if I can find what's going on. Thank you!

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kylomas

Matt,

The ":' should probably be a double quote (send stmt).

kylomas

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