Jump to content
Dent

How to click a link/button in a HTML5 container?

Recommended Posts

Dent

As the title says. I open IE11 and navigate to a page with the following HTML5 file upload container in Capture0.JPG

I want to click Add Files but I haven't been able to. Here's the code that handles the Add Files button in Capture.JPG

_IEGetObjectById and then using _IEAction to click it doesn't work. I can't give access to the actual page unfortunately because it's password protected.

All suggestions welcome.

Capture0.JPG

Capture.JPG

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Danp2

Check the site in a different browser, such as Firefox. Chances are that there are jQuery events attached to the button. You'll need to trigger that code using something like this --

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dent

I'm hoping to resurrect this thread now that I can link directly to the page that I'm trying to interact with.

Here is the page http://mmmortgages.co.uk/axsdb/upload.php

I would like to be able to upload a file using AutoIt. My current solution involves moving the mouse pointer to certain coordinates and sending a left mouse button click. It works but it's crude and I would like a solution that can select the two buttons programmatically.

If you're kind enough to try and help me with this, please only upload small files when testing your code.

I understand using jQuerify could provide a solution but I have zero experience with jQuery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Danp2

The button works as I would expect (file dialog box appears after clicking). What exactly isn't working as you would expect?

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.mmmortgages.co.uk/axsdb/upload.php", 1)

$oAddFiles = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "html5_uploader_browse")

; Either of the following worked for me
;$oAddFiles.click()
_IEAction($oAddFiles, "click")

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dent

Thanks Danp2. For some reason on my system if I create the IE instance and then navigate to that page it doesn't work, but if I create the IE instance directly at that page it does work.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dent

Hmm - but now the following code that was working perfectly after using MouseMove MouseClick no longer works

WinWait("Choose File to Upload")
$hChoose = WinGetHandle("Choose File to Upload")
Sleep(1000)
ControlSetText($hChoose, "", "Edit1", "C:\ProgramData\IRESS\TrigoldProspector\Main.DLT")
Sleep(1000)
Send("{ENTER}")
Sleep(1000)

Nothing is written into the File name field of the dialog box. Any idea why?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dent

It seems the _IEAction($Object, "click") and $Object.click() leave IE hanging and the rest of the code never executes. This would seem like a UDF/AutoIt bug to me.

I'm using version 3.3.14.3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Dent

Thanks Danp2.

For anyone else who stumbles across this thread; certain actions carried out in AutoIt cause the script to hang, meaning the remainder of the script won't execute until whatever is causing the hang is dealt with, usually by user interaction (e.g. clicking 'ok') which defeats the purpose of a script to automate a task.

To overcome this a second script can be called to take care of whatever the first script is waiting for. This is the solution I used and it works perfectly.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Similar Content

    • XaelloNegative
      By XaelloNegative
      Hi,
      So, I am trying to automate and simplify the retrieval of data from our company website (made by an outside company). I've had experience with IE manipulation via autoIt however, this one is a bit tricky for me.
      I have a table that has 81 cells which are buttons. What im trying to get is the information in "data-content" tag. 
      <a id="bookedVehicleLinkButton" class="btn btn-sm btn-block btn-xsm btn-success" data-toggle="popover" data-placement="bottom" data-original-title="Trip Details" data-container="body" data-content="Plate No: UGQ-857<br />Model: TOYOTA GRANDIA GL" href="javascript:__doPostBack('ctl00$ctl00$masterContentPlaceholder$reservationContentPlaceholder$bookingDataList$ctl00$vehicleDataList$ctl28$bookedVehicleLinkButton','')">IXARA (LITO SULIT)</a> Tried using the following:
      $oTagsCell = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "td") For $item in $oTagsCell $test = _IEPropertyGet($item, "innertext") ClipPut($test) Next $oTagsTable = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "table") For $item in $oTagsTable $test = _IEPropertyGet($item, "innertext") ClipPut($test) Next $oTagsLink = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "a") For $item in $oTagsLink $test = _IEPropertyGet($item, "innertext") ClipPut($test) Next I don't receive any errors from my aforementioned attempts however no luck in getting those "data-contents". Attached is a screenshot, I do the looking of elements in chrome but the codes are for IE. And if you might ask, the cells (or buttons) have the same ID.
       
      Thank you guys for any inputs.
       
    • XinYoung
      By XinYoung
      Quick question: How can I click this "Select All" button in IE? There's no ID, and the href is "#"  
      Am I looking at the wrong html code?
      Am I looking
      Thank you all in advance!
    • Jemboy
      By Jemboy
      Hi,
      At work we have some proprietary website, users have to login to.
      I have "made" an autoit executable to start IE, go the website, login, so the user do not have input their credentials every time.
      By NDA I am not allowed disclosed the URL of the website nor the login credentials
      So I made a fake website and an autoitscript to illustrate my question.
      #include <ie.au3> $oIE = _IECreate ("about:blank", 0, 1, 1, 1) $HWND = _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "hwnd") WinActivate ($HWND,"") WinSetState($HWND, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE) _IENavigate ($oIE, "http://demo.rkilinc.nl",1) The above start my demo website. The actual website has some links in the footer that I do not want most people click on.
      I contacted the developers of the website and they are thinking of making an option to configure what links to show in the footer, but they said it's not a high priority for them.
       
      I discovered, that by click F12 and deleting the <footer> element the footer is delete from the live page view (until the page is reloaded off course)
      I want to automate the removal of the footer, without using things like send().
      I tried getting the footer with _IEGetObjById and deleting it with _IEAction, but that didn't work.
      Does any one has an idea how I could delete the footer directly from view with an autoit script?
      TIA, Jem.
       
       

    • XinYoung
      By XinYoung
      HI! ... this is a big one (at least for me) 
      You guys previously helped me copy the used range in column A and paste them into a Website one at a time in a loop. Cool! Now, for another function, I have 2 columns, A and B, and two input boxes in the Website. I'm having a hard time replicating the loop for the 2 columns. 
      This is how I'm opening the Excel workbook (copied from the previous function that only had 1 column). I need to also get the used range in column B.
      Func OpenExcelForCopy() Global $aBBTableData Global $oExcel = _Excel_Open() Global $oWorkbook = _Excel_BookOpen($oExcel, $ChosenFileName, Default, True, True) $oExcel.Sheets("CopyCourses").Activate ;~ Get all used cells in column A:A Global $aSearchItems = _Excel_RangeRead($oWorkbook, 1, $oWorkbook.Sheets("CopyCourses").Usedrange.Columns("A:A")) ;~ Duplicate the $aSearchItems Array Global $aSearchResult = $aSearchItems ;~ Loop through the array starting at 0 until the end of the array which is (Ubound($aSearchItems) - 1) For $i = 0 To UBound($aSearchItems) - 1 $aSearchResult[$i] = SearchCourseForCopy($aSearchItems[$i]) Next _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook, Default, $aSearchResult, "C1") Finished() EndFunc ;==>OpenExcelForCopy Then we eventually get here. I don't think anything needs to change here but I'm not sure. This is where I paste the data from Column A into an input field (which is a search tool in a website). If the search is good, then we get to the tricky part...
      ;~ OK, we logged in and we searched for a course. Lets COPY it! Func CopyCourseBegin() Local $sResult $iSearchIndex = _ArraySearch($aBBTableData, "Course ID", 0, 0, 0, 1, 1, 0) ;~ If the course was not found, do this. If $iSearchIndex = -1 Then ;~ MsgBox(4096, "Search Error", "Item not found") $sResult = "Source Not Found" _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook, Default, $aSearchResult, "C1") ;~ Now go back to the Excel sheet and search for the next one. ;~ If the course was found, begin the COPY process. Else For $i = 0 To UBound($aSearchItems) - 1 $aSearchResult[$i] = CopyCourseNow($aSearchItems[$i]) Next $sResult = "Copied" _Excel_RangeWrite($oWorkbook, Default, $aSearchResult, "C1") EndIf Return $sResult EndFunc ;==>CopyCourseBegin This is the "tricky part" where I'm confused. I can copy and paste what's in column A just fine, but I can't manage to replicate it for column B. I need to paste whats in Column B into "destinationCourseId"
      ;~ The course search was successful. COPY the course now. Func CopyCourseNow($_sSearchResult) ;~ Navigate to the course copy page. _IENavigate($oIE, $urlBBCourseCopy) ;~ Copy the SOURCE course ID from the Excel sheet ;~ Paste whats copied from column A into the Source Course ID text box Local $oForm = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "selectCourse") Local $oSearchString = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "sourceCourseId") _IEFormElementSetValue($oSearchString, $_sSearchResult) ;~ Paste whats copied from column B into the Destination Course ID text box ?!?!?!?! Local $oForm = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "selectCourse") Local $oSearchString = _IEFormElementGetObjByName($oForm, "destinationCourseId") _IEFormElementSetValue($oSearchString, $_sSearchResult) ;~ Just exit cause im stuck :( _Exit() EndFunc ;==>CopyCourseNow After I paste the data from column A into "sourceCourseId" and column B into "destinationCourseId", I'll make it do some stuff. Then I need it to loop around until the used ranges in column A & B is finished.
      Does the entire code need to change now that there's two columns?
       
       
    • Dequality
      By Dequality
      I don't really have any code cuz whatever i try it doesnt work -.- 
      Can anyone please make me a sample i can study? <,< i need to make a simple script to open explorer click some objects on the site , rinse repeat.. a example with autoit' website is just fine i just need to study it.. the i can't seem to find any yt video on this.. '-_-
      And yes i tried looking at the manual .. but i dont get anything from it <.<'
       
      Any help highly appreciatet <3 
×