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This should be a really simple question.  I have a simple script that opens internet explorer and goes to a website.  

The script puts in a username and password automatically and then clicks submit

The problem im having is that before it clicks submit, I have a option to click 1 of 2 radio buttons.  a "In" and a "Out"   The script works great but unfortunetly the website doesnt work unless I click one of the radio buttons BEFORE hitting submit (action)

Heres what I do know.  The Name of the Radio buttons are both "ClockInOut"  One buttons value is "In" one button is "Out"

Heres the current script I'm using


Set IE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
IE.Navigate "www.website.com"
IE.Visible = True
Wscript.Sleep 8000
IE.Document.All.Item("LoginID").Value = "loginname"
IE.Document.All.Item("password").Value = "password"
'The line below is the one in question that does not work and where the script error out at. 
IE.Document.All.Item("in").Click
IE.Document.All.Item("Action").Click

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Question by:Jeffery Byers
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by:sirbounty
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IE.Document.All.Item("ClockInOut").Value=True doesn't work?
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by:Jeffery Byers
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No.  The radio buttons are both named ClockInOut.  One has a value on "In" and one has a value of "out" according to the source of the form.


<form name="frm" action="webclock.asp" method="post" autocomplete="off">
<table border="2" width="400" cellspacing="0" cellpadding="0" align="center">
	<tr>
		<td colspan="2" class="noborderalt" align="center">
			<h2>Web Clock</h2>
		</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="noborderalt" align="right" width="30%"><b>Login ID:</b></td>
		<td class="noborderalt" width="70%"><input style="width:80%;" type="text" name="LoginID" value="" /></td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td class="noborderalt" align="right"><b>Password:</b></td>
		<td class="noborderalt"><input style="width:80%;" type="password" name="Password" value="" /></td>
	</tr>
	
	<tr>
		<td colspan="2" class="noborderalt" align="center">
			<b>Clock In</b> <input type="radio" name="ClockInOut" value="in"  />
			<b>Clock Out</b> <input type="radio" name="ClockInOut" value="out"  />
		</td>
	</tr>
	<tr>
		<td colspan="2" class="noborderalt" align="center">
			<br/>
			<input type="submit" value="Submit" name="Action" onclick="document.frm.Action.disabled=true; document.frm.Action.value='Processing'; document.frm.submit();" />
		</td>

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by:thiagotietze
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This "automated" solution is for a mass delivery proposal, or you'll use it only in one machine to automate a task only?
If it is the last option, I can tell you to use iMacros, for Internet explorer or Firefox browsers.

You can simply "record" the actions that you need to perform and schedule iMacros to do it for you...

More information about it:
http://www.iopus.com/imacros/

It have a free, and paid versions...
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by:Jeffery Byers
ID: 33570251
Thanks thiagotietze,

It's only for my personal use, but I'd rather not use a third party program

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by:thiagotietze
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Ok, cool. Thanks for the reply.

Just though about it because I had this need few time ago and used it to automate a site acessing.
Another clarification is that iMacros acts as an add-on on both Browsers, so it is easier to deal with, as a third party solution.

Cya ;-)
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Psy053 earned 2000 total points
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How about somthing like:
IE.Document.getElementByID("ClockInOut").Click

In my testing, it would select the first radio option. I could then use SendKeys to change it, for example:

Set WSHShell = WScript.CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
IE.Document.getElementByID("ClockInOut").Click
objIE.Document.getElementByID("ClockInOut").Focus()
WShShell.SendKeys "{Left}"
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Assistance has been provided, however, poster has chosen not to continue with request.

Recommendation: Delete with NO Refund.
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