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I am trying to write a script which would parse the id from the following snippet:

<form  method="post" action="/gp/checkout/address/edit.html/ref=ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1" id="edit-joqkltnomp">
     
and insert it where ID is in the following snippet:

        Set FormElement = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementByid", VbMethod, 30, ID)
       FormElement.submit
the id in the first snippet is always a variable so I searched for the part of the snippet immediately before it which is a constant as follows:

(Body.innerHTML, "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1")

I am thinking if i create a string called IDString, for example, I can run the latter snippet as

      Set FormElement = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementByid", VbMethod, 30, IDString)
       FormElement.submit

I am just having a hard time figuring out how to parse the id and creating the string. Help much appreciated.
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Question by:bpfsr
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by:Mike Tomlinson
ID: 33605565
Try something like this:
Dim IDString As String

Dim values As Variant

values = Split(Body.InnerHTML, "id=" & Chr(34))

If UBound(values) >= 1 Then

    values = Split(values(1), Chr(34))

    If UBound(values) >= 1 Then

        IDString = values(0)

        ' ...

        Set FormElement = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementByid", VbMethod, 30, IDString)

        FormElement.submit

    Else

        ' closing " was not found

    End If

Else

    ' id=" was not found

End If

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by:bpfsr
ID: 33605615
I think you are close Idle but there is more than one "id=" in the HTML and it is picking up one of th eother ones. that is why I wanted to find the "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1" as that is unique. If I can find that first the "id=" after that will always be the id I am looking for.
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Mike Tomlinson earned 500 total points
ID: 33605689
Ah...try this modification then:
Dim IDString As String

Dim values As Variant



values = Split(Body.InnerHTML, "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1")

If UBound(values) >=1 Then

    values = Split(values(1), "id=" & Chr(34))

    If UBound(values) >= 1 Then

        values = Split(values(1), Chr(34))

        If UBound(values) >= 1 Then

            IDString = values(0)

            ' ...

            Set FormElement = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementByid", VbMethod, 30, IDString)

            FormElement.submit

        Else

            ' closing " was not found

        End If

    Else

        ' id=" was not found

    End If

Else

    ' ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1 was not found

End If

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by:bpfsr
ID: 33606558
not working either. it looks likes its not finding "id=" as

values = Split(values(1), "id=" & Chr(34))
    If UBound(values) >= 1 Then
   
turns up ubound(values) = 0

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by:bpfsr
ID: 33606658
From what I can tell you are trying to split the html from after the "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1"), then find the "id=" and parse the 34 characters after it; is that right? I did a

debug.print '|" & Body.innerHTML & '|"

and it looks like it is only splitting the last few paragraphs of the HTML (which is actually several pages long, with the "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1" we are looking for probably in the top quarter of the code)
there is an 'id=" in that last paragraph and it is pulling the script from after that, which in turn is not the right script. Is there a way to just parse the "id=" immediately after the "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1"  without doing the split as it seems the split is where the problem is...
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by:aikimark
ID: 33606839
why not use the XML DOM to get the data you want, rather than do string parsing?
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by:bpfsr
ID: 33608011
???
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by:bpfsr
ID: 33608381
Idle, it was very close but after playing with it this is what came to work:

      Set Body = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementsByTagName", VbMethod, 30, "BODY")(0)
            Debug.Print "|" & Body.innerHTML & "|"
            If InStr(Body.innerHTML, "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1") Then
            values = Split(Body.innerHTML, "ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1")
                Debug.Print "|" & UBound(values) & "|"
                If UBound(values) >= 1 Then
                values = Split(values(1), "id=" & Chr(34))
                    If UBound(values) < 1 Then
                    values = Split(values(0), Chr(34))
                        If UBound(values) >= 1 Then
                        IDString = values(0)
                        IDString = Mid(IDString, 15, 10)
                        IDString = "edit-" & IDString
                        ' ...
                        Set FormElement = GWFO(iedoc, "getElementByid", VbMethod, 30, IDString)
                        FormElement.submit
                        Else
                        ' closing " was not found
                        End If
                    Else
                    ' id=" was not found
                    End If
                Else
                ' ox_shipaddress_edit_addr_1 was not found
                End If
            End If
 
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