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Hello again, I am in phase two of my help bot. I cannot figure out how to properly code Autoit to click on a webpage button using the I.E UDF. I want to click on the button that I have attached as an image. This button does not have a name but it has an ID. Here is the HTML code for this button that I found using chromes developer inspector.

HTML Code: 

<img role="button" tabindex="-1" id="toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image" src="nav_icon_insertkey.gif" alt="New Work Order CTRL+ALT+I" draggable="false">

Here is the code that I have so far:

;*******************************************************************************
; Opens IE and fill out a New Workorder
;*******************************************************************************

; Start IE at the ** Tracking Application in ******
$oIE = _IECreate("https:I_am_Bound_by_my_company_to_not_reveal_this_webpage")

; Wait for a browser page load to complete
_IELoadWait($oIE)

Sleep(6000)

; Store the field names where the important data will be sent
Local $nWorkOrderB   = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image")

_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "click")

 I want my program to click on the button that looks like a piece of paper with a blue # 

(For those wondering, I am allowed to send images just not the URL.) 

As always any help would be appreciated. 

Screenshot (135).png

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When I tried using:

Local $nWorkOrderB   = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image")

_IEImgClick($oIE, $nWorkOrderB, "id")

I got this error: " "C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3" (828) : ==> The requested action with this object has failed.: Local $sModeLinktext, $iFound = 0, $oImgs = $oObject.document.images Local $sModeLinktext, $iFound = 0, $oImgs = $oObject^ ERROR "

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Same error: 

"C:\Program Files (x86)\AutoIt3\Include\IE.au3" (828) : ==> The requested action with this object has failed.:
Local $sModeLinktext, $iFound = 0, $oImgs = $oObject.document.images
Local $sModeLinktext, $iFound = 0, $oImgs = $oObject^ ERROR

Code i used:

 _IEImgClick($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image", "id")

 

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The result from that code:

; Store the field names where the important data will be sent
Local $nWorkOrderB   = _IEGetObjById($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image")

_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "click")

1. IE is opened and the webpage is loaded up

2. No error but nothing gets clicked

3. The script ends (i have a message box telling me when the script starts and ends)

 

So that code works but doesn't actually work. Syntactically it is fine but logically something is amiss because the button or image (whatever it is) did not get clicked.

Maybe if I click it twice it will work?  

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I just noticed the errors i got:

IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_ClientDisconnected (-2147023174, Browser has been deleted prior to operation.)
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType ()
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEGetObById, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

I do not understand the I.E. UDF that much. How am I using the wrong DataType? 

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I am not sure if you read my first post or read the HTML code but the button/image does not have a name. none the less here is the code I tried:

$oIE = _IECreate("https://....")

; Wait for a browser page load to complete
_IELoadWait($oIE)
Sleep(7000)

; Attach to a browser control embedded in another window
Local $oIE = _IEAttach("A Window Title", "embedded")
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $oIE = ' & $oIE & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & '    Extended code: 0x' & Hex(@extended) & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console


; Store the field names where the important data will be sent
Local $nWorkOrderB   = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image")

;_IEImgClick($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image", "id")

Sleep(1000)
_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "focus")
_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "click")

And here are the errors I got:

IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(focus), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

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I'm confused by your post. First you use _IECreate with no indication of an embedded browser. Then you use _IEattach with the embedded option. That doesn't make sense to me.

You also didn't show the results of your Consolewrite, but I assume the _IEAttach was successful because you didn't show any error related to this. However the errors you posted indicate that your $oIE object is invalid, so you'll need to figure out what's up with that.

Are you even allowed to name the application? Perhaps something from IBM? B)

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1. You told me to try _IEAttach. 

2. I do not know this UDF at all. hence that's why I am asking these questions.

3. I did not see the console write the first few times. Here they are: 

@@ Debug(237) : $oIE = 0
>Error code: 7    Extended code: 0x00000001

4. I do not know how to figure out what's wrong with my $oIE object. 

5. Yes, I can name the application 

6. Yes,  it is from IBM 

Is there a way for me to ring for others to help as well? (I would like to see more opinions on this matter) 

@water 

@JLogan3o13

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@@ Debug(238): $oIE = 0 > Error code: 0 Extended code:0x00000000

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_ClientDisconnected (-2147023174, Browser has been deleted prior to operation.)
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType ()
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_InvalidValue (Invalid Mode Specified)
@@ Debug(237) : $oIE = 0 >Error code: 5    Extended code: 0x00000002
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(focus), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

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I am running AutoIt Version: 4.1.0 and I think the _IEAttach failed or something. 

Here is the error code block from this run.

+>15:14:28 Starting AutoIt3Wrapper v.18.708.1148.0 SciTE v.4.1.0.0   Keyboard:00000409  OS:WIN_10/  CPU:X64 OS:X64  Environment(Language:0409)  CodePage:0  utf8.auto.check:4

+>15:14:28 AU3Check ended.rc:0

--> Press Ctrl+Alt+Break to Restart or Ctrl+Break to Stop
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_ClientDisconnected (-2147023174, Browser has been deleted prior to operation.)
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IELoadWait, $_IESTATUS_InvalidObjectType ()
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_InvalidValue (Invalid Mode Specified)
@@ Debug(237) : $oIE = 0
>Error code: 5    Extended code: 0x00000002

--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Warning from function _IEAttach, $_IESTATUS_NoMatch
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEPropertyGet, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEGetObjByName, $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(focus), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType
--> IE.au3 T3.0-2 Error from function _IEAction(click), $_IESTATUS_InvalidDataType

 +>15:18:03 AutoIt3.exe ended.rc:0
+>15:18:03 AutoIt3Wrapper Finished.
>Exit code: 0    Time: 216.2

 

Here is the code I tried:

#include <IE.au3> ; Allows Internet Explorer functions (I forgot to include in the code paste. It is in my code though)

$oIE = _IECreate("https://...")

; Wait for a browser page load to complete
_IELoadWait($oIE)
Sleep(7000)

; Attach to a browser control embedded in another window
$oIE = _IEAttach("A Window Title", "")
ConsoleWrite('@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $oIE = ' & $oIE & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & '    Extended code: 0x' & Hex(@extended) & @CRLF) ;### Debug Console
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "", '@@ Debug(' & @ScriptLineNumber & ') : $oIE = ' & $oIE & @CRLF & '>Error code: ' & @error & '    Extended code: 0x' & Hex(@extended) & @CRLF)

$oIE = _IEAttach("AutoIt")
MsgBox($MB_SYSTEMMODAL, "The URL", _IEPropertyGet($oIE, "locationurl"))


; Store the field names where the important data will be sent
Local $nWorkOrderB   = _IEGetObjByName($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image")

;_IEImgClick($oIE, "toolactions_INSERT-tbb_image", "id")
Sleep(1000)
_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "focus")
_IEAction($nWorkOrderB, "click")

and Yes, I am using an actual URL do not let the ... fool you. 

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One question: Whether this  webpage contain FRAMES ?


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how about this instead of leaving the URL out and you in the dark. I just give you the test site so you can see for your self what I am trying to click on. 

https://www-01.ibm.com/support/docview.wss?uid=ibm10729160

click on that link. then click on Maximo Asset Management link (7.6.1)

Then use the username: "maximo" password: "maxpass1"

Then in the bottom left corner hover on "work orders" and click work order tracking

Then you will see the page where I am trying to have Autoit click on the blue circle with a white cross in the middle which is the same as my piece of paper with a blue # (aka the new work order button)

@mLipok I do not know if it has frames or not. Please see for yourself 

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