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    Wink Automating web page logins / filling in forms

    Hey all,

    I wasn't able to find posts on this topic, and honestly, I'm not sure it's possible. Here's what I'm looking to do:

    Our helpdesk is ran from an externally hosted website @ www.myschoolbuilding.com
    I have contacted SchoolDude (our helpdesk provider) and was told I cannot accomplish what I'm trying to do via any tool that they have.

    Once the org. code is entered, users type in their email address, fill in general information (name, location, problem from a combo box, etc) and submit their request.

    I'm trying to make the process easier in our computer labs for them to enter work orders for lab issues, yet still use our already-in-place work order form online. I'd like for the email, user info, and problem type pages to be automated.

    I am familiar with C++, Java, and Python, and feel that within at least one of these this is possible. I'm love a push in the right direction, or to be told it's not an option so I can at least stop looking. =)

    For more detail, feel free to look at the work order system itself:
    The below link is the first page our requestors see, asking them to enter their email.
    SchoolDude - ToolBox Login

    Next, the page asks for additional information. I've attached a screenshot. At the bottom of the page is a Submit button.

    Hopefully what I'm looking to do is clear - if not please ask. Thanks!
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    I'd use something like Keysafe and a custom rule with a global shortcut key. It's not limited to passwords; with a custom rule you can fill in any data you want.

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    Should be a piece of cake.
    Your existing form.. how is that handled? Working from scratch, I would build a form in perl, and pull the rest of the details (user/pw, org, etc) from a file, then once your form is submitted and validated, have LWP go off an make requests against the site. If you are a reasonably accomplished programmer (and your breadth of language suggests as much) you sill find learning perl easy and fun, and theLWP module is incredibly powerful.

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    Have you had a look at auto fill forms? For firefox, there's https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/4775. Not sure if this is quite what you're looking for. But if you're a developer auto fill forms type programming techniques might be a road to go down?

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    Quote Originally Posted by tom_newton View Post
    you will find learning perl easy and fun
    Isn't this an example of an oxymoron? certainly seems strange to see "learning perl" and "easy and fun" in the same sentence :-)

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