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Hello,

I try to get all the text from a news site around a subject.
The first run I get all the text inside a attribute in an array.
When i try to go back and reload another page it chrashes and think it because "$oIE.GoBack"
I couldn't find anything in the help/forum around this subject.
Do I need to reload the $oIE or something afther an X.GoBack?

The error i got is :

if $oTag2.GetAttribute("class") == "NewsDetail" Then
if $oTag2^ ERROR

I'm not shure why I got this error, maybe someone could explain?
Also I'm open for some pointers in this test script because I'm pretty new in working whit the IE.UDF :)
Maybe there is an simpler way to get the same results?

test script:

#include <IE.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")

Global $oIE = _IECreate("https://www.iex.nl/Zoeken/Nieuws.aspx?q=air%20france")

;get first subject
Global $oLink1 = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "ctl00_ctl00_Content_LeftContent_NewsSearch_repNews_ctl00_linkNews")
Sleep(500)
_IEAction($oLink1, "click")
Sleep(500)
Global $oTags = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "div")
Global $aResults[1]
For $oTag In $oTags
    if $oTag.GetAttribute("class") == "NewsDetail" Then
        _ArrayAdd($aResults, $oTag.innerTEXT)
    EndIf
 Next
 $aResults[0] = UBound($aResults) - 1
 _ArrayDisplay($aResults, "Episodelist")
 ConsoleWrite($aResults[1] & @CRLF)
$oIE.GoBack

;get second subject
Global $oLink2 = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "ctl00_ctl00_Content_LeftContent_NewsSearch_repNews_ctl01_linkNews")
Sleep(500)
_IEAction($oLink2, "click")
Sleep(500)
Local $oTags2 = _IETagNameGetCollection($oIE, "div")
Local $aResults2[1]
For $oTag2 In $oTags2
    if $oTag2.GetAttribute("class") == "NewsDetail" Then
        _ArrayAdd($aResults2, $oTag2.innerTEXT)
    EndIf
 Next
 $aResults2[0] = UBound($aResults2) - 1
 ConsoleWrite($aResults2[1] & @CRLF)

Func Terminate()
    _IEQuit($oIE)
    Exit
EndFunc   ;==>Terminate

 

Edited by FMS

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You don't get the class via an attribute...you get it via a property:

$sClass = $oTag2.className()
consolewrite($sClass & @crlf)

Also.  if you are going to navigate away from the page, you need to store the value prior to navigating.

Edited by jdelaney
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thanks for the tips, I've solved it like this :
 

#include <IE.au3>
#include <MsgBoxConstants.au3>
#include <Array.au3>

HotKeySet("{ESC}", "Terminate")

;~ Global $aResults[1]
;~ Global $aDates[1]

Global $results[1][3] = [["date","rate","text"]]

fetch_text(1)
_ArrayDisplay($results, "$results" )

Func fetch_text($article_count = 1 )
   Local $temp_ar[1][3]
   Local $LinkObj
   Local $DateObj
   Local $Date
   Local $Tags
   $sleeptimer = 400
   Local $IE = _IECreate("https://www.iex.nl/Zoeken/Nieuws.aspx?q=air%20france",0,0,1,1)
   Sleep( $sleeptimer )

   for $x = 0 to $article_count - 1
      $LinkObj = _IEGetObjById( $IE , "ctl00_ctl00_Content_LeftContent_NewsSearch_repNews_ctl0" & $x & "_linkNews")
      $DateObj =_IEGetObjById( $IE , "ctl00_ctl00_Content_LeftContent_NewsSearch_repNews_ctl0" & $x & "_Label1")
      $Date = _IEPropertyGet ( $DateObj , "innertext")
      $temp_ar[0][0] = $Date
      $temp_ar[0][1] = 0
      _IEAction($LinkObj, "click")
      Sleep( $sleeptimer )
      $Tags = _IETagNameGetCollection($IE, "div")

      For $Tag In $Tags
         if Execute('$Tag.GetAttribute("class")') == "NewsDetail" Then
            $temp_ar[0][2] = $Tag.innerTEXT
         EndIf
      Next
      _ArrayAdd($results, $temp_ar )
      $IE.GoBack
      Sleep( $sleeptimer )
   Next

   _IEQuit($IE)
EndFunc

 

Edited by FMS
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Strangly enough the code above give's strange results but don't know what it is.
once in a while I get the folowing error, does anybody know why I get it?
Is it the code or is it a feature :D

==> The requested action with this object has failed.:
$IE.GoBack
$IE^ ERROR

 

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