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I'm trying to manipulate IE but the webapplication is using frames. All frames are using JS  and Autoit doesn't seem to find any of the frames.

have seen there is a bunch of similar topics, but for some reason (probably because I´m really a beginner with AutoIt and do not have other programming experience) what I have seen there didn´t really help me.


<frameset class="level1" rows="95,*" border="0" frameborder="0" framespacing="0" id="bco-level1-frameset">

<frame src="topbar.jsp?liferaypageid=&amp;bcoCommunityId=&amp;defaultsection=APPLVIEW&amp;actionid=" name="topbar" scrolling="no" noresize="noresize">
<frameset class="level2" frameborder="1" framespacing="1" border="4" cols="220,*">
<frame src="sidebar.jsp" name="menu" scrolling="no">
<frame src="" name="main" scrolling="auto">


The link which i want to click is within frame name= main. In <frame src="" name="main" scrolling="auto"> am having the following tags

<div class="actionItemDesc button ">                        
<div class="size16X16">
<a title="" class="treeurl voidfunc" href="javascript:voidFunc();">
<span class="size16X16 iconContainer tagtype" style="background-color:#000099">
<span class="actionLinks ">
<a class="actionItemName" href="/production.html" title="">Production,</a>
</span><!--[if IE]> <![endif]--> 


The link which i try to click is <a class="actionItemName" href="/production.html" title="">Production,</a>.



Can anyone help?




Edited by Paranthaman

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I don't see your code. What have you tried?

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@Juvigy The code which i had written doesn't seems to work and so I thought if I post that, it will be confusing for others too. 

But still,will add that here

Local $oIE = _IECreate("capserver.root.net:8000/console/analyse")           ;Opened the website

;Collected all frames
Local $oFrames = _IEFrameGetCollection($oIE)
Local $iNumFrames = @extended                    ;Total no of frames available
Local $oFrame = 0
$i = 3                                           ;To select iframe name="main which is 4th in order
$oFrame = _IEFrameGetCollection($oIE, $i)        ;Fecth all properties from iframe no4
$sTxt2 = _IEPropertyGet($oFrame, "locationurl")  ;Fetch the iframe no4's url and store in sTxt2

Local $oIE2 = _IECreate($sTxt2)                   ;Open the iframe no4 url
Local $sMyString = "Production,"                  ;"String to Search and open the link which has this as text
Local $oLinks = _IELinkGetCollection($oIE2)       ;Returns all link in the document
For $oLink In $oLinks                             ;Searches for all links and click that one with text "Production,"
    Local $sLinkText = _IEPropertyGet($oLink, "innerText")
    If StringInStr($sLinkText, $sMyString) Then
        _IEAction($oLink, "click")


1.It's not running and i can't figure out the reason

2. Also if it run's , when I fetch that Iframe link and open it again at line " Local $oIE2 = _IECreate($sTxt2) " the page gets expired .So is there any function to read the link inside iframe ,without opening it in a seperate window. pls guide me how I need to proceed

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On 2/3/2017 at 8:06 PM, Danp2 said:

Don't open the frame in a new window. Instead, use the frame object as the parameter for _IELinkGetCollection, ie --

Local $oLinks = _IELinkGetCollection($oFrame)


Thanks for helping out. but I tried that too, instead of redirecting to  " https:capserver.root.net:8000/console/analyse/freesearch.do?operation=search&searchtext=tag%3AProduction" it is redirecting to "I:\console\analyze\freesearch.do"

Any help?

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Not really. It should work if you run the code as discussed. The only reason that I can think that it would redirect to "I:" is if you are running different code than shown here (ie: your saving the source to the I: drive and then reloading it in IE from there).

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Are you sure that you are getting the correct frame?  Try something like this:

$oIE = _IECreate("capserver.root.net:8000/console/analyse") 
    $oFrames = _IEFrameGetCollection ($oIE)
    $iNumFrames = @extended
        For $i = 0 to ($iNumFrames - 1)
            $oFrame = _IEFrameGetCollection ($oIE, $i)
            ConsoleWrite( $oFrame.name &@CRLF)


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