Play regardless of URL?

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tommelee
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Joined: Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:27 pm

Play regardless of URL?

Post by tommelee » Mon Oct 19, 2009 4:30 pm

I'm sure this is a super simple setting that I just can't find, but I'm automating the pasting of goals for several hundred clients.

As such, each client has a different URL, but the action performed will be the same for each one. I recorded a perfectly functional macro, but when I run it, it loads the URL of the client I recorded it on instead of the current page.

How do I make a macro run on the current page regardless of URL?

TIA!!
Hannes, Tech Support

Re: Play regardless of URL?

Post by Hannes, Tech Support » Tue Oct 20, 2009 8:49 am

Save the list of URLs to a CSV file, and use the DATASOURCE commands to make the macro read its input from the CSV: CSV input
josephconlin
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Re: Play regardless of URL?

Post by josephconlin » Tue Oct 20, 2009 5:35 pm

tommelee wrote: How do I make a macro run on the current page regardless of URL?

TIA!!
If you have a line in your macro similar to this:

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URL GOTO=http://www.iopus.com/download
that command will take you to whatever the website is after GOTO=. You can remove that line to make the macro run on whatever the current page is. By default, recording a macro includes the URL GOTO= command, so you would have to remove it manually by either putting an apostrophe in front of it to comment it out ('URL GOTO=whatever) or just delete it entirely.

Compare Demo-Download.iim (that takes you to a new page no matter where you are) to Demo-ArchivePage.iim (that operates on whatever page you are on). Notice that Demo-ArchivePage.iim does not have a URL GOTO= command in it.

Hope this helps.
tommelee
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Re: Play regardless of URL?

Post by tommelee » Tue Oct 20, 2009 6:05 pm

Joseph-
I actually figured that out for myself several hours after posting. Your description is very complete though, I appreciate that. I was able to make it work swimmingly.

Thanks.
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