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brucejohn22

Help copying excel to a web page form

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I need some help getting started with making a script to complete a specific task.

TASK:

Copy information from EXCEL to a web page and submit the information.

The excel document has two columns one column contains the email address and the other column contains a customer number.

I also am lost on how to make this loop

Can some one point me in the right direction to some example code. I have been looking for the last 2 days for some good example code but I have not found anything that seems to work for my situation. Any help will be appreciated.

Thank you

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this is what I have so far is there a better way to do this?

WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

For $i = 1 To 400

WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

WinWaitActive("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

Send("^c")

Sleep(100)

Send("{DOWN}")

WinActivate("webpage")

WinWaitActive("webpage")

MouseClick("left",200,-263,0)

Send("^v")

Sleep(100)

Send("on{ENTER}")

Next

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this is what I have so far is there a better way to do this?

WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

For $i = 1 To 400

WinActivate("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

WinWaitActive("Microsoft Excel - Book1")

Send("^c")

Sleep(100)

Send("{DOWN}")

WinActivate("webpage")

WinWaitActive("webpage")

MouseClick("left",200,-263,0)

Send("^v")

Sleep(100)

Send("on{ENTER}")

Next

Talk about doing it the HARD way!

Try this:

#include <Excel.au3>
#include <IE.au3>

$sExcelFile = "C:\Temp\ExcelFile.xls"
$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen($sExcelFile)
$avExcel = _ExcelReadSheetToArray($oExcel)

For $r = 1 To $avExcel[0][0]
    $sEmail = $avExcel[$r][1]; assumes email in column 1 (A)
    $sCust = $avExcel[$r][2]; assumes customer number in column 2 (B)
    
; Replace the following with appropriate _IE* functions
    MsgBox(64, "Row " & $r, "Email = " & $sEmail & @CRLF & "Customer number = " & $sCust)
Next

Edit $sExcelFile with the correct path, and the column numbers for email and customer number if they are wrong (I assumed 1 and 2).

The MsgBox() is a place holder for the correct _IE* functions to place the data as required, for example see _IEFormElementSetValue() in the help file.

:)


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@brucejohn22 - Welcome to autoit and the forum! the best thing about this place are folks like psaltyds who are willing to share their knowledge with you. As long as you make an effort and pay attention. Remember there's always more than one way to skin a cat. Speaking of which, to use psaltyds' code you'll need to download a couple of udf (user defined functions).

@psaltyds - hey brother, long time no speak! I'm still knocking off some of this rust from not being active in a while. Which of the following two Excel UDF's do you suggest/prefer? Thanks in advance!

locodarwin's version: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=34302

randallc's version: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14166

EDIT: disregard question, after further review its clear randallc recommends locodarwin's version and psaltyds contributed to locodarwin's version.

Edited by ssubirias3

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Hi brucejohn22,

1st Welcome to the AutoIt Forums! :idiot:

Some of the following tips may not apply to you, but it may make your life a bit easier here on the forum in the future.

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@brucejohn22 - Welcome to autoit and the forum! the best thing about this place are folks like psaltyds who are willing to share their knowledge with you. As long as you make an effort and pay attention. Remember there's always more than one way to skin a cat. Speaking of which, to use psaltyds' code you'll need to download a couple of udf (user defined functions).

@psaltyds - hey brother, long time no speak! I'm still knocking off some of this rust from not being active in a while. Which of the following two Excel UDF's do you suggest/prefer? Thanks in advance!

locodarwin's version: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=34302

randallc's version: http://www.autoitscript.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=14166

EDIT: disregard question, after further review its clear randallc recommends locodarwin's version and psaltyds contributed to locodarwin's version.

You are farther out of date than you know. Many of the ExcelCOM_UDF functions from Locodarwin and others are now Excel.au3 and included with AutoIt since the 3.2.13.4 Beta. That's why you see my demo using Excel.au3 vice ExcelCOM_UDF.au3.

:)


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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You are . . . out of date . . . Excel.au3 . . . included with AutoIt since the 3.2.13.4 Beta. That's why you see my demo using Excel.au3 vice ExcelCOM_UDF.au3.

LOL... ok, ok, as usual you're right once again; almost kinda sorta!! I am using the current production version (3.2.12.1 released 6/12/08) of AutoIt.

The other thing that kinda threw me off was when I downloaded locodarwin's zip, the UDF inside was titled Excel.au3 not ExcelCom_UDF.au3. And because the production Include UDF's are *SO* out of date, when I copied locodarwin's UDF over to my Include folder . . . I wasn't asked about replacing the current copy.

Thanks again psalty or the schooling, you Venerable Old Bird you!

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Thank you for your help. I think this has pointed me in the right direction.

I do have another question the web page that I am pasting data to does not have a FORM name?

looking at the example code provided it looks like f = the form name. Is that right?

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.google.com")

$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName ($oIE, "f")

$oQuery = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($oForm, "q")

_IEFormElementSetValue ($oQuery, "AutoIt IE.au3")

_IEFormSubmit ($oForm)

I am using Debugbar to look at the form on the web site and this is what it looks like:

<FORM action=edit_user.cgi method=post>Email address to add or edit: <INPUT size=40 name=email>

<P><INPUT type=submit value=Edit> </FORM>

Since it has no name how can I approach this?

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Thank you for your help. I think this has pointed me in the right direction.

I do have another question the web page that I am pasting data to does not have a FORM name?

looking at the example code provided it looks like f = the form name. Is that right?

#include <IE.au3>

$oIE = _IECreate ("http://www.google.com")

$oForm = _IEFormGetObjByName ($oIE, "f")

$oQuery = _IEFormElementGetObjByName ($oForm, "q")

_IEFormElementSetValue ($oQuery, "AutoIt IE.au3")

_IEFormSubmit ($oForm)

I am using Debugbar to look at the form on the web site and this is what it looks like:

<FORM action=edit_user.cgi method=post>Email address to add or edit: <INPUT size=40 name=email>

<P><INPUT type=submit value=Edit> </FORM>

Since it has no name how can I approach this?

A FORM doesn't necessarily have a name. Using _IEFormObjGetCollection() you can get a collection of all forms and sort through them in a loop, or get a specific one by 0-based index. For example $oForm = _IEFormObjGetCollection($oIE, 0) gets the first form, and 1 would be the second form, etc.

:)


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A FORM doesn't necessarily have a name. Using _IEFormObjGetCollection() you can get a collection of all forms and sort through them in a loop, or get a specific one by 0-based index. For example $oForm = _IEFormObjGetCollection($oIE, 0) gets the first form, and 1 would be the second form, etc.

:)

PsaltyDS thank you for all of your help I think this is my last question for this post. If any one can help please do so.

I think i have everything working but I realized last night that I need to clear/delete the customer ID field before pasting the information what is the most efficient way of doing this? Please point me in the right direction.

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PsaltyDS thank you for all of your help I think this is my last question for this post. If any one can help please do so.

I think i have everything working but I realized last night that I need to clear/delete the customer ID field before pasting the information what is the most efficient way of doing this? Please point me in the right direction.

Get an object reference to that form element and then use _IEFormElementSetValue().

:)


Valuater's AutoIt 1-2-3, Class... Is now in Session!For those who want somebody to write the script for them: RentACoder"Any technology distinguishable from magic is insufficiently advanced." -- Geek's corollary to Clarke's law

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