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while i am trying to automate IE, I want to know how i can handle different URLs?

Everytime, when i click any button , IE redirects to different URL. How i can save different URL and use in next steps?

for example, 

first login to

after click, it becomes

after click  it becomes likewise.


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Just attach to:

only once,  and keep using the same $oIE object all the time.



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can you explain me a bit more pls? i think i can use IEattach if multiple instance open so i can focus to specific one if multiple exists. but here URL changed in same browser instance. so basically on same page all URLs changed. if i use same object, it is not recognizing other elements.

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  • 11 months later...

I realize this is almost a year old but this post comes the closest to my situation in my day of searching.... I am wondering what the solution was or perhaps the best approach for this... I'm including my script so far. I cannot include the actual site as it is an intranet site.


#include <IE.au3>

Local $oUser, $oPass, $oSubmit
Local $sUser = "username"
Local $sPass = "creativepassword"
Local $url = "https://intranetsiteaddress"
Local $oIE = _IECreate($url, 1)


$oInputs = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "input")
for $oInput in $oInputs
    if $oInput.type = "text" And $oInput.name = "user" And $oInput.size = "20" Then $oUser = $oInput
    if $oInput.type = "password" And $oInput.name = "pwd" And $oInput.size = "20" Then $oPass = $oInput
    if $oInput.type = "submit" And $oInput.value = "Log In" Then $oSubmit = $oInput
    if isObj($oUser) And isObj($oPass) And isObj($oSubmit) then exitloop

$oUser.value = $sUser
$oPass.value = $sPass
_IEAction($oSubmit, "click")


; Attempt to connect to the new page after being redirected post site login
;$oIE1 = _IEAttach("Intranet - Page Title - Internet Explorer", "windowtitle") ;does not work
;$oIE1 = _IEAttach("Intranet - Page Title", "windowtitle") ;does not work
;$oIE1 = _IEAttach("Intranet - Page Title - Internet Explorer") ;does not work
$oIE1 = _IEAttach("Intranet - Page Title") ;does not work
$oSubmit = _IEGetObjByName($oIE1, "List Data")
_IEAction($oSubmit, "click")

;After this will be code to retreive data from a list on the new page displayed

My attempts return these messages...

--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Warning from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch (Name: List Data, Index: 0)
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType


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19 minutes ago, gritts said:

My attempts return these messages...

--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Warning from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch (Name: List Data, Index: 0)
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

The first one is normal because you told the _IECreate command to try to attach first.

The next one is because "List Data" isn't a valid object name. Either find the correct value for the name or post the relevant HTML if you need further assistance.

The final entry is due to the lack of error checking. If the _IEGetObjByName fails, then it doesn't make sense to continue on and use the variable pointing to a non-existent object. ;)

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Thanks for the fast reply...

After logging in, the URL address has changed from "https://intranetsiteaddress" to "https://intranetsiteaddress/listpage"

The button object name "List Data" does not exist on the first page "https://intranetsiteaddress" so that error does make sense to me. It does exist on the new page that is opened "https://intranetsiteaddress/listpage".

<div id="sidebar">
<form action="/listdata" method="get">
<input class="submit" type="submit" value="List Data">
<form action="/logselect" method="get">
<input class="submit" type="submit" value="View Log">
<form action="/logoff" method="get">
<input class="submit" type="submit" value="Logoff">

:) I'm not the creator of the the intranet site so I can't vouch for HTML coding weirdness...

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Right... but you can't use _IEGetObjByName on that element since there isn't a name associated with it ("List Data" is its value, not its name).

You could try _IEFormSubmit to see if that works. Otherwise, you will need to use on of the many other methods to get a reference to the exact element and then click it.

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