Best way to fill online forms with ready saved text data?

yobjob

  • Joined: Jul 21, 2011
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Sun 7/24/2011 - 18:20

I was really getting angry with imacros and it's lack of user friendliness.

 

This program seems more palatable in that department.

 

Still a learning curve of course but it seems more manageable so far.

 

Anyway, I learned how to fill forms in imacros using the loop function where it calls a ready saved file and cycles through the columns inputting the data in turn; say- username, password, email etc.

 

So how would I most efficiently do this in winauto?

 

I had tried doing the click notepad copy paste, click web browser, paste etc. etc. but I thought there must be a more steamlined way to do it. Also I was getting click errors that way.

 

So ideas please.

 

I just learned the 'run applicaiton' function rather than going to start/my computer and running through the trees so that is a step up :D.

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yobjob

  • Joined: Jul 21, 2011
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Sun 7/24/2011 - 18:33

I just tried the 'read text from file' function but it wasn't finding ANY  text files. I even told it to show all files and nothing showed up at all. I checked other folders which I have loads of text files and still nothing. What's going on there?

 

Also,

 

how do I edit posts on this forum?

 

Another also...why is the forum rendered weird? The posts are rendered like a plain text file...and all left justified. It makes it hard to read post content.

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Samantha

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Mon 7/25/2011 - 13:44

Hello, would you mind sharing a printscreen of the way you get the forum served on your browser? you can send the printscreen through at support@winautomation.com so that they can get it looked into. As per the way you should go about filling in forms on the web, or other 3rd party apps, please check out the Video Tutorials to get a better idea as per what the concept is when creating jobs in WinAutomation. http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=8DDA9639A899B71D You can also take a look at these videos from Webinars here: http://www.winautomation.com/forum/july14-2011-winautomation-seminar-files-folders-manipulation http://www.winautomation.com/forum/wednesday-march-23-2011-winautomation-online-seminar Let us know if you are still getting difficulties :) Samantha

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yobjob

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Mon 7/25/2011 - 15:01

cheers, I'll look into those. As per the forum issue it strangely seems to have corrected itself, so won't be able to show you :D. I will do if it does, but hope it doesn't :D

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Samantha

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Mon 7/25/2011 - 15:19

Feel free to post any questions if you have any or if you haven't understood how you can do the above mentioned once you've seen the vids :) Samantha

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yobjob

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Mon 7/25/2011 - 22:23

Ok, I'm watching the 1st webinar vid but I'm getting lost, it's alot more complex than I currently want :D.

 

Can you just tell me how to get a specific piece the text from a file to the form fields on a page?

 

 

I watched the keyboard and mouse vid but that didn't really cover it.

 

I've successfully made a practice job to read text from file and put it into another notepad file.

 

What I want to know though is how I'd take one item like name, and place it in one field on the page, then email, put it in and so on.

 

So far I only get how to slap the whole text from one place to another not take one specific piece and place it in the right field on a form.

 

So if you could tell me about that please or point me to the relevant info.

 

Apologies if it's in that vid but I was getting lost by all the other talk :).

 

Edit: woohoo think I got it now under read text: list

 

Send keys: %FileContents[1]%
%FileContents[2]%

 

This program is quickly winning me over :)

 

Thanks.

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banderasantonio197555

  • Joined: Jun 30, 2011
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Mon 7/25/2011 - 22:46

Hello yobjob.
I have long sought the best way to fill web forms and as a result:
- Use SQL
- Buy a powerful CPU
- Use image recognition
- Use your mouse movements and keystrokes.
An example in the attachment.

Place.waj

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yobjob

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Tue 7/26/2011 - 10:46

Edit: Thanks but no thanks. I only see a load of operations about credit card details and expiry dates and ordering something online. Very suspicious.

 

Even so the code looks sweet :D

 

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Thanks,

 

It looks complicated.

 

Would you care explaining what your job does before I run it and order it to send all my lifesavings into your paypal :D?

 

Also I have come to know the Russians as excellent programmers...is it cos of the cold weather keeps you inside progrmaming :D?

 

I also don't know anyhting about SQL so might be a little scared off that idea.

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Samantha

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Tue 7/26/2011 - 11:01

I don't think it can harm you since you do not have the excel file it says you should have in action 2. I think it's more of an example as per how you can use the image recognition to do things in your job, rather than prompt you to run it *it'll fail anyway* :) Samantha

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yobjob

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Tue 7/26/2011 - 12:07

Cool,

 

Thanks for confirmation and no offence to you banderasantonio, just have to keep an eye out for such things.

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banderasantonio197555

  • Joined: Jun 30, 2011
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Tue 7/26/2011 - 13:21

Yes, it's just a very complex example, which I have tried to reflect all the nuances of working with web forms and databases. PayPal is not used here, and your credit card too.

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banderasantonio197555

  • Joined: Jun 30, 2011
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Tue 7/26/2011 - 13:26

And I do not know the query language SQL :-)
But Samantha's webinar demonstrates how to use it.

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