Submitting values and clicking buttons in IE
Submits data to a website and / or clicks on a specific button using COM.
# Use the makepy utility for the "Microsoft Internet Controls (1.1)"
# object library to get early binding.
from win32com.client import Dispatch
from time import sleep
ie = Dispatch("InternetExplorer.Application") #Create browser instance.
ie.Visible = 1 # Make it visible (0 = invisible)
while ie.ReadyState != 4: # Wait for browser to finish loading.
doc = ie.Document # Get the document.
while doc.readyState != "complete": # Wait for document to finish
doc.f.q.value = "qwerty" # form name is 'f'; search field name is 'q'
doc.f.submit() # Submits form using default button (in this case, btnG)
# OR alternatively you can specify which button to click as follows...
# doc.f.btnI.click() # click on button 'btnI'
# Note: You can also reference the forms by the order in which they
# appear in the forms collection. For example, you could use the
# following code as well which references the first form.
# doc.forms.q.value = 'qwerty'
Last Updated ( Thursday, 02 February 2006 )