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need help getting selenium to push 2 buttons on a webpage

Posted on 2015-01-26
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I am formatting a macro I recorded in selenium both ways with vbs and vba and it keeps erring out. Partly bcuz it keeps opening up a new instance fo firefox which then requires a new login. Is there a way to get vba or vbs too work sellenium on a previously opened web browser?
Are then any good free macro recorders for web pages I need to automate two simple webpage link mouseclicks they are
driver.findElementById("download").click
driver.findElementByCssSelector("button.png-download-btn").click
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by:Craig Kehler
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Have you tried the Selenium IDE Add-on for firefox? http://www.seleniumhq.org/projects/ide/

You can record a macro and play it back. You can also export those recorded tests for use in WebDriver.
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by:Dov_B
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yeah I exported it to vba and it throws an error when run from excel I also added the reference to the vba project it manages only to open the site then errs out
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Craig Kehler earned 500 total points
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Ah I see, you want it to use a currently open browser and run from excel. The IDE would handle only the latter part of that.

I'm guessing you don't want to automate the login. There is no way to "hijack" a currently running browser and they closed out the feature request as "not feasible". https://code.google.com/p/selenium/issues/detail?id=18&colspec=ID%20Stars%20Type%20Status%20Priority%20Milestone%20Owner%20Summary

You might be able to accomplish it using the IDE in an already authenticated browser and writing out what data it gathers to a file that is read into excel.

Sorry, I don't have a lot of experience with selenium in excel I mainly use the java variant to test web pages. I just hate to see these automation questions sit neglected.
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