Can't make iMacros click button

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BillHamaker
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Can't make iMacros click button

Post by BillHamaker » Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:38 pm

This question is in regards to the following web page.

http://nppublic.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/newpims/(S(j2jpevystvpfzc55evtk4cq1))/PIMSINTERFACE.ASPX

The buttons at the top are pulldown menus that display search fields.

I want my macro to click the "Parcel Inquiry" button at the top left so I can fill in the search criteria and run a search. But I am stumped as how to get it to do that and the recorder doesn't seem to be helpful in this case.

Any suggestions?
Tom, Tech Support
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by Tom, Tech Support » Fri Jul 26, 2013 10:15 am

Hi BillHamaker,

The URL you posted is malformed. Please edit and/or post the correct link.
Regards,

Tom, iMacros Support
BillHamaker
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by BillHamaker » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:14 pm

Sorry about the malformed link. Does this link work okay?

http://nppublic.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/newpims/(S(cexutof5rcq3k4r25mjko5i4))/PIMSINTERFACE.ASPX
BillHamaker
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by BillHamaker » Mon Jul 29, 2013 1:18 pm

The above link didn't work either - something about pasting those weird characters maybe?

I'm going to try enclosing it in with the url tags.

http://nppublic.co.san-bernardino.ca.us ... RFACE.ASPX
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by Tom, Tech Support » Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:15 pm

Hi Bill,

This is a bit of a weird one to say the least! I ended up trying this with iMacros for Firefox, which successfully recorded the following when clicking the Parcel Inquiry menu item:

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FRAME NAME="header"
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TD ATTR=ID:mnuPIMS_1
Unfortunately, on playback, this command would fail to display the search form in either Firefox or the iMacros browser. So I ended up using DirectScreen in combination with the TAG command to click the item, and that worked. Here's the complete macro:

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VERSION BUILD=9002379
TAB T=1
TAB CLOSEALLOTHERS
URL GOTO=http://nppublic.co.san-bernardino.ca.us/newpims/(S(r0b1pybcjjbc4y45uszg3x45))/PIMSINTERFACE.ASPX
FRAME NAME=header
TAG POS=1 TYPE=TD ATTR=ID:mnuPIMS_1
DS CMD=CLICK X={{!TAGX}} Y={{!TAGY}}
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:TEXT FORM=NAME:frmTOPINTERFACE ATTR=NAME:ParcelInquiryInput1:txtParcelNbr CONTENT=1234567890123
TAG POS=1 TYPE=INPUT:SUBMIT FORM=NAME:frmTOPINTERFACE ATTR=NAME:ParcelInquiryInput1:btnStartParcelInquiry
Regards,

Tom, iMacros Support
BillHamaker
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by BillHamaker » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:11 pm

Thanks. I'll have to study the documentation on the Direct Screen functions so I can use it in similar situations.
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Re: Can't make iMacros click button

Post by Tom, Tech Support » Tue Jul 30, 2013 4:24 pm

Take a look at the documentation for !TAGX while you're at it, so you get an idea of how to use DirectScreen with relative coordinates as I did in this macro.
Regards,

Tom, iMacros Support
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