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Reaper
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How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by Reaper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 6:53 am

Using iMacros for FF (8.9.7) in FF (46.0.1) , Win 7 x64
and also iMacros 10 (Separately from above)

I am trying to accomplish this : (Described Below)

Suppose i have a text file .

TestDataSource.txt

http://a.com
http://b.com
http://c.com
http://d.com
http://e.com
http://f.com

I am going to the website

http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm

Using
URL GOTO=http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm

And
SET !VAR1 1

I want to use

TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:urlform ATTR=NAME:textarea CONTENT={{!COL1}}<BR>

But Like this

{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
ADD !VAR1 1
{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
In this way it should continue as long as the increment occurs

So that it prints
{{!COL1}}
then
{{!COL2}}
then
{{!COL3}}
and so on

Ultimate goal is to create a condition based loop like thing.

How do i achieve this ?
{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
Last edited by Reaper on Mon Jun 06, 2016 10:21 am, edited 1 time in total.
Reaper
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by Reaper » Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:07 am

So until Now i
came up with this

SET !DATASOURCE E:\Internet<SP>Projects<SP>v2\File<SP>Upload<SP>-<SP>iMacros<SP>-<SP>Resources\DataSource<SP>Test.txt
URL GOTO=http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:urlform ATTR=NAME:textarea CONTENT={{!COL1}}<BR>{{!COL2}}<BR>{{!COL3}}

So you see there i wrote only upto !col3

But since the number of links in my text file can vary (like from 5 to 50)

I want to implement a way to calculate the number of lines or links
and set it as a reverse counting variable n

and use something like
!col n
!col n-1
.
.
.
!col 1

I want it to print
http://a.com
http://b.com
http://c.com
http://d.com
http://e.com
http://f.com

What / Which part should be modified & How ?
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by chivracq » Mon Jun 06, 2016 5:47 pm

Reaper wrote:Using iMacros for FF (8.9.7) in FF (46.0.1) , Win 7 x64
and also iMacros 10 (Separately from above)

I am trying to accomplish this : (Described Below)

Suppose i have a text file .

TestDataSource.txt

Code: Select all

http://a.com
http://b.com
http://c.com
http://d.com
http://e.com
http://f.com
I am going to the website

http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm

Using

Code: Select all

URL GOTO=http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm
And

Code: Select all

SET !VAR1 1
I want to use

Code: Select all

TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:urlform ATTR=NAME:textarea CONTENT={{!COL1}}<BR>
But Like this

Code: Select all

{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
ADD !VAR1 1
{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
In this way it should continue as long as the increment occurs

So that it prints
{{!COL1}}
then
{{!COL2}}
then
{{!COL3}}
and so on

Ultimate goal is to create a condition based loop like thing.

How do i achieve this ?
{{!COL{!VAR1}}}
Reaper wrote:So until Now i came up with this

Code: Select all

SET !DATASOURCE E:\Internet<SP>Projects<SP>v2\File<SP>Upload<SP>-<SP>iMacros<SP>-<SP>Resources\DataSource<SP>Test.txt
URL GOTO=http://ascii.cl/url-decoding.htm
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TEXTAREA FORM=NAME:urlform ATTR=NAME:textarea CONTENT={{!COL1}}<BR>{{!COL2}}<BR>{{!COL3}}
So you see there i wrote only upto !col3

But since the number of links in my text file can vary (like from 5 to 50)

I want to implement a way to calculate the number of lines or links
and set it as a reverse counting variable n

and use something like

Code: Select all

!col n
!col n-1
.
.
.
!col 1
I want it to print

Code: Select all

http://a.com
http://b.com
http://c.com
http://d.com
http://e.com
http://f.com
What / Which part should be modified & How ?
Hum, the '{{!COL{{!VAR1}}}}' Construction doesn't work, I've already filled some EnhReq to implement it in this Thread for example:
chivracq wrote:- Implement a "Super" Built-in Var that could contain Commands like 'OPEN' / 'CLOSE' / 'REFRESH' / 'CLEAR' / etc and other (Built-in) Vars like for example in '{{!COL{{!LOOP}}}}'.
There is a Workaround in '.js' where you can concatenate the String in JavaScript. You have a few Threads on the Forum about that.

But from looking at the Structure of your '.CSV' DataSource, it looks to me that your '.CSV' is "Vertical" with only one Column, simply using '{{!COL1}}' and looping your Macro with '{{!LOOP}}' will let you access the Data from all the Rows..., and it looks to me that it's '!DATASOURCE_LINE' you need to increment instead of '!COLn'.

From there you have several Options...
Either in pure '.iim', you can fetch your Data Row by Row from the DataSource and input it for each Loop in your 'TEXTAREA' Field if the Field lets you append new Data into it or you may have to re-extract it at each Loop to be able to append the new Row, but extracting from some 'INPUT'/'TEXTAREA' Field using the Standard 'TAG' doesn't always work, you might need to use (a Combination with) the 'EVENT' Mode.
Or you can use a (Main) '.js' Script which will drive a first '.iim' Macro looping through the DataSource to fetch the Data Row by Row that the '.js' Script will aggregate before reusing it in some second '.iim' Macro for the Input part into the 'TEXTAREA' Field.

But the Looping part for 50 Rows could take some time, 5-10 sec at least or even up to 30 sec, I would think, for 50 Rows.
There is a simple Trick that allows you to fetch all the 50 Rows with just one single Statement, by manually adding a Double Quote at the complete Beginning and the complete End of your '.CSV' using Notepad, and iMacros will see all the Content between the 2 Double Quotes as one Cell, at least on FF. And I would think that that would handle as well automatically all the '<BR>' Tags..
Another Trick to fetch the Content of the 50 Rows with just one Statement is to save your DataSource as a '.TXT' or '.HTML' File (and not '.CSV') and to open it in your Browser from iMacros in a second TAB to extract all its Content at the 'TABLE' or 'BODY' Level.
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by janib4all » Tue Jun 07, 2016 8:40 pm

You need to do something like:

DivHtml = "<div>....</div>';
MyArray = new Array();
Outcomes = new Array();
Outcomes[0] = 'test1';
Outcomes[1] = 'test2';
Outcomes[2] = 'test3';

Increment = -1;
for (loop = 0; loop < Outcomes.length; loop++) {
if (DivHtml.toLowerCase().indexOf(Outcomes[loop]) != -1) {
Increment = Increment + 1;
if (Increment > 0) {
MyArray[Increment] = '&&value' + loop + ":" + Outcomes[loop];
} else {
MyArray[Increment] = Outcomes[loop];
}
}
}

You need to get Html of the Div and loop through all possible fields that you think may occur, the final array "MyArry" will hold the complete instruction like: value1:__value__&&value2:__value__...
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by chivracq » Wed Jun 08, 2016 4:27 am

janib4all wrote:You need to do something like:

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DivHtml = "<div>....</div>';
MyArray = new Array();
Outcomes = new Array();
Outcomes[0] = 'test1';
Outcomes[1] = 'test2';
Outcomes[2] = 'test3';

Increment = -1;
for (loop = 0; loop < Outcomes.length; loop++) {
 if (DivHtml.toLowerCase().indexOf(Outcomes[loop]) != -1) {
   Increment = Increment + 1;
   if (Increment > 0) {
     MyArray[Increment] = '&&value' + loop + ":" + Outcomes[loop];
   } else {
     MyArray[Increment] = Outcomes[loop];
   }
 }
}
You need to get Html of the Div and loop through all possible fields that you think may occur, the final array "MyArry" will hold the complete instruction like: value1:__value__&&value2:__value__...
Yep, but that will still take 5-10-30 sec..., I gave a few Solutions for 0.5 sec instead... (in pure '.iim', ah-ah...! sorry private Joke...!)
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by jjj0817 » Fri Jul 08, 2016 4:35 am

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SET !VAR2 EVAL("var s=\"{{!EXTRACT}}\"; var row=\"{{tri}}\"-1;var cloumn=\"{{tdj}}\";if(s==\"{{!COL\"+\"{{tri}}\"+\"}}\") s; else MacroError(row+\"科目编码数据不一致\")")
You can use EVAL to append string ti achive "!COL{{N}}",like my code' s==\"{{!COL\"+\"{{tri}}\"+\"}}\" ',it's look like SQL inject :D
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Re: How to use !Col function but with a variable ?

Post by chivracq » Fri Jul 08, 2016 2:22 pm

jjj0817 wrote:

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SET !VAR2 EVAL("var s=\"{{!EXTRACT}}\"; var row=\"{{tri}}\"-1;var cloumn=\"{{tdj}}\";if(s==\"{{!COL\"+\"{{tri}}\"+\"}}\") s; else MacroError(row+\"科目编码数据不一致\")")
You can use EVAL to append string ti achive "!COL{{N}}",like my code' s==\"{{!COL\"+\"{{tri}}\"+\"}}\" ',it's look like SQL inject :D
Yep, your Method is good to concatenate the "{{!COLn}}" String but iMacros stops there and doesn't try to go and fetch the Value of the Var.
This is actually a Workaround/Equivalent used to get the same like the '#NOVAR#' Command.

This simple Macro will demonstrate it: (Just loop it 3 or more times...)

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SET !VAR1 "VAR1 Blabla...!"
SET !VAR2 "VAR2 Bloblo...!"
SET !VAR3 "VAR3 Blublu...!"

SET Var_N EVAL("var r='{{!LOOP}}'; var x='{{!VAR' + r + '}}'; x;")
PROMPT Var_N:<SP>_{{Var_N}}_
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