Not able to submit a HTML form

musicgold

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Hi,

The following code tries to populate the login form of my library account and submit the form.

This code used to work fine until a few months ago. Now I am able to populate the account information but the submit action doesn't seem to work.
On the other hand, if I stop the macro before the submit action and click the submit button manually, I am able to log in.

Why is this happening?

Code:
....
 Dim ObjIE As New SHDocVw.InternetExplorer
 Dim htmlDoc As MSHTML.HTMLDocument
 Dim htmlInput As MSHTML.HTMLInputElement
 Dim htmlColl As MSHTML.IHTMLElementCollection


    Set ObjIE = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
    ObjIE.Visible = 1
     ObjIE.navigate "https://account.torontopubliclibrary.ca/signin "
    
   
      Do While ObjIE.Busy: DoEvents: Loop
      Do While ObjIE.readyState <> 4: DoEvents: Loop
    

     Set htmlDoc = ObjIE.document
      htmlDoc.getElementById("userId").Value = "23xx98064646xxx4"
      htmlDoc.getElementById("password").Value = ""
     [COLOR="#FF0000"] htmlDoc.getElementById("form_signin").submit[/COLOR]

....








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Domenic

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Since the button resides within the Forms collection, you'll need to refer to it via the Document property of the Form object...

Code:
htmlDoc.forms(0).Document.querySelector("button[value='Sign In']").Click
You'll notice that the more efficient querySelector method is used in order to get the button. This eliminates the need to loop through the buttons collection in order to get the desired button.
 
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musicgold

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Since the button resides within the Forms collection, you'll need to refer to it via the Document property of the Form object...

Code:
htmlDoc.forms(0).Document.querySelector("button[value='Sign In']").Click
You'll notice that the more efficient querySelector method is used in order to get the button. This eliminates the need to loop through the buttons collection in order to get the desired button.
While the button issue is resolved, I am noticing another issue - the userID line. The macro is able to input the userID value in the box when it is run using Excel VBA, but that line of code doesn't seem to when the macro is run as a vbscript. The vbscript is however able to input the password value.

What am I missing?

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