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Hi Guys, 

im sry to ask u, but im very new to this and im trying to figure out, how i can automate a anoying thing on my work.

Its costs me nearly a whole day, just for a few steps, cause i have to stay on my computer to press some buttons, so it doesnt stop.

I made it work to login with WebDriver UDF and now i have to find the right Buttons and press them. 

I tried to to this with this:

Func _WD_LinkClickByText($sSession, $sText, $lPartial = True)
    Local Const $sFuncName = "_WD_LinkClickByText"

    Local $sElement = _WD_FindElement($sSession, ($lPartial) ? $_WD_LOCATOR_ByPartialLinkText : $_WD_LOCATOR_ByLinkText, $sText)

    Local $iErr = @error

    If $iErr = $_WD_ERROR_Success Then
        _WD_ElementAction($sSession, $sElement, 'click')
        $iErr = @error

        If $iErr <> $_WD_ERROR_Success Then
            Return SetError(__WD_Error($sFuncName, $_WD_ERROR_Exception), $_WD_HTTPRESULT)
        Return SetError(__WD_Error($sFuncName, $_WD_ERROR_NoMatch), $_WD_HTTPRESULT)

    Return SetError($_WD_ERROR_Success)

But it allways says:

"C:\Users\...au3" (25) : ==> Duplicate function name.:
Func _WD_LinkClickByText($sSession, $sText, $lPartial = True)

Would be awesome if someone could help me :D 

Thx Guys!

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That function is present in the include wd_helper.au3 If you use (have copied) that function in your own script too, there will be 2 functions with the same name, therefore, duplicate. In or

Not sure... since I can't access the site. You could try something like this -- _WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']/optgroup[1]/option[1]

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That function is present in the include wd_helper.au3

If you use (have copied) that function in your own script too, there will be 2 functions with the same name, therefore, duplicate.

In order to call that function you don't need to copy it into your script, you just call it

_WD_LinkClickByText($sSession, $sText, True)

replacing the variables in there with the variables or values as needed.

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I allrdy did this. Thx for ur help!

Maybe u can help me to find out, how to change the tab know. The Link opens a new tab, but now i cant  use the function (presslinkbytext) to press the next link, cause it seems it isn't in focus for the WebDriver. 

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u r insanly awesome! 

Found it! 

Next Problem :D :

Is there a way to let a mouse clik by text not by link? 

Cause i have a text, which is a link, but doesnt get recognized as link. So i have to find a way around this!

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Yes... you would use _WD_FindElement to first get a reference to the desired element. Then pass that information to _WD_ElementAction with the "click" command. This is essentially what _WD_LinkClickByText does, so you can review its functionality for an example. You would just need to use different criteria to find the desired element.

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U mean this, right?

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $sStrategy, $sSelector[, $sStartElement = ""])

Has this to look like this?

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $sStrategy, $sSelector["ao"], $sStartElement = "ario"])

Sry, to annoy you! Im very nooby!

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THis doesnt work:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//*[@id="project"]), ario[, $sStartElement = " - Projekt - "])

Any suggestions?

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Your syntax is still way off. I see several things to correct --

  • You need to fix your usage of quotes. If you have a string delimited with double quotes, then use single quotes inside the string. For example --
  • You have an errant close parentheses right after your xpath string
  • Suggest that you remove the following as it is all wrong --
    , asspario[, $sStartElement = " - Projekt - "]

P.S. It might make it easier to help you if you provided the HTML for the elements you are trying to access

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I try to select ario from the dropdown with the id project :

<select name="project" id="project" onchange="javascript:document.frmk_pr.submit()" style="width:auto"><option value="" style="color: gray;">– Projekt –</option><option value="lnpwfKc_">ario</option></option></select>

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Awesome :D

So now i changed this to select the next one, which works good, if i choose it like this:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']//option[2]")

But when i try to choose the first option like this:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']//option[1]")

It doesnt work.

<select name="rollback_bodi" onchange="loadCheckbox(this.value);">
            <option value="" style="color: silver">bitte waehlen</option>
        <optgroup label=""><option value="233" style="">233  |  01.05.2020 – 31.05.2020</option><option value="" style="color: silver">231  |  01.05.2020 – 31.05.2020</option><option value="" style="color: silver">230  |  01.05.2020 – 31.05.2020</option><option value="" style="color: silver">229  |  01.04.2020 – 30.04.2020</option><option value="" style="color: silver">228  |  01.04.2020 – 30.04.2020</option></select>

Any Ideas why? I have to choose the Top1 Option cause it changes every month!


Found a way around this:

Using this now!

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']")
Send ("{down}")
Send ("{Enter}")


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Im sry, if im asking to much. But for me its totally new and quite hard to find my way through this.

But i think im on a good way, so hopefully u r still rdy to help me!

After i selected the dropdown with this:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']")
Send ("{down}")
Send ("{Enter}")

i want to select the Number infront of the Date, in this example: "230"

<option value="230" style="">230  |  01.05.2020 – 31.05.2020</option>

and save it, to use it later.

i now i could identify it by this part:

<option value="230" style="">

cause the other options, r like this: (now value between "" and no color!

<option value="" style="color: silver"></option>

But how can i do this?

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Mixing standard Autoit commands (like Send) with the Webdriver functions is not a recommended solution. Also, stating "doesn't work" without providing any additional details makes it difficult to know how to guide you.

My recommendation is to be sure you are running with $_WD_DEBUG = $_WD_DEBUG_Info. That way, you get the maximum output in the Scite console panel. When you encounter an issue, show us your code and the associated debugging details so that we can help diagnose the situation.

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When i use these:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']//option[1]")

this happens:

__WD_Post: URL=HTTP://; $sData={"using":"xpath","value":"//select[@name='rollback_bodi']//option[1]"}
__WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"98129d35-94ec-4dd4-ad68-43d2d275dd7b"}}...
_WD_FindElement: {"value":{"element-6066-11e4-a52e-4f735466cecf":"98129d35-94ec-4dd4-ad68-43d2d275dd7b"}}
__WD_Post: URL=HTTP://; $sData={"id":"98129d35-94ec-4dd4-ad68-43d2d275dd7b"}
__WD_Post: StatusCode=200; ResponseText={"value":null}...
_WD_ElementAction: {"value":null}...

But there isnt anything selected:


But when i use this:

_WD_ElementOptionSelect($sSession, $_WD_LOCATOR_ByXPath, "//select[@name='rollback_bodi']//option[2]")

It selects the second entry:


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28 minutes ago, Bosco said:

But there isnt anything selected

Not true. The output you posted shows that the code executed successfully. Also, if you go back and review the HTML you posted previously, the first option listed is "bitte waehlen". So you are selecting the first option, which tells you to "please select" an option. 😃


It selects the second entry:

That's actually the 3rd entry if you count the "please select" one. I wonder if this is caused by the use of the optgroup element? Perhaps the xpath needs to be adjusted to account for that.

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