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Doubt on www:mechanize click

by Anonymous Monk
on Nov 17, 2012 at 10:49 UTC ( #1004299=perlquestion: print w/replies, xml ) Need Help??
Anonymous Monk has asked for the wisdom of the Perl Monks concerning the following question:

Hiya Monks,

I have a URL which I am trying to mechanize on, but there is a small problem regarding mech->click. Can any Monks help me out of this?

My target Url is . Here in the first page I am able to do the Click on "Search" button. but in the Second page(the page after the "Search" click), there is a button called "Next >>"(both these button seems to be of same type also!) and I am unable to click on that. Can any monks suggest a solution on this, pls???

Thanks in advance Monks!

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Re: Doubt on www:mechanize click
by Mr. Muskrat (Canon) on Nov 17, 2012 at 15:28 UTC

    Post the code that raised this doubt or you will not get a good answer.

      Thank you, Mr. Muskrat. Here is the code & details for you.

      use strict; use WWW::Mechanize; my $mech = WWW::Mechanize->new(); my $url = " +egories"; $mech->agent_alias('Mac Safari'); $mech->get($url); sleep(1); $mech->click(''); sleep(2); # upto here everything seems okay, am getting the page same as from th +e site. # In this page, actually a button named "p_next" is there, but I am un +able to click on this button using the below code. $mech->click("p_next"); # The above click will giva an error like, NO clickable input with nam +e p_next. #I tried but unable to solve the Issue, dont know why its not clicking +, bcoz actually the button is there.

      Hope you can solve it for me. Thanks in advance, Mr. Muskrat.

        Yes, the button is present. There are also multiple forms and by default WWW::Mechanize only deals with the first one and the button is not a part of that form.

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[Corion]: Yay. I've now published (at $work) that random Excel workbook where on one sheet you enter your SQL and on the other sheet, you have a button and receive the results. I'm so evil in enabling cow-orkers to self-supply ;)
[Corion]: It's close to my Perl script where you paste in the SQL and get the result as XLSX file, but I guess the Excel sheet is more user-friendly :)
[choroba]: What drivers does it support? ;-)
[erix]: sounds cool -- but now you have to give SQL lessons?

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