Automate a webtask in Mountain Lion?

Discussion in 'OS X Mountain Lion (10.8)' started by MacMan988, Feb 10, 2013.

  1. MacMan988 macrumors 6502a

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    Hi, there is one certain task that I need to be done everyday at a specific time on the web. This includes logging into a site, clicking a tab, selecting values from two drop down lists, entering a value to a text field and clicking a button. I'm just wondering if theres any way that I could automate this task to be done everyday at a specified time?
     
  2. Weaselboy Moderator

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    You could try using the built in Automator app. to do that, but I think you are stretching the limits of what it can do. There is a feature where it can record mouse actions/clicks... maybe try that out.
     
  3. MacMan988 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Thank you. I have never used Automator. I will give a try.
     
  4. TheZeitgeist macrumors newbie

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    For what thou wish Sikuli is the way...

    There is scripting/automation tool vastly more sophisticated than Automator for what you want to do: Sikuli. It can be configured to fire up browser, login, logout, scribble a book, watch and control a video, whatever. All it takes is some Sikuli.org downloads (http://www.sikuli.org/uploads/1/3/6/8/13689586/sikuli-r930-osx-10.6.dmg) and some Jython tinkering - then anything on your computer will do what you want when you want just like a real user.
     

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