Reflection 5250 question - Unable to .getdisplaytext consistantly

DSB0099

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Hi Team,
I need your quick assistance on the below. I am sure it will be an easy one for you guys.
I am initiating a macro from excel which connects to reflection 5250 performing the task and retrieves certain information displayed on the screen back to excel. However one of the codes which I use to get the display is not consistently working. Sometimes it gets the messages sometimes not. I am not sure if it is due to time lag required for the function to work as even though I ask it to wait, it still does not work every time. Kindly can you assist? The problem code is ‘displayText = .GetDisplayText(23, 2, 70)’.
I have attached the code used for reflection

Sub BDLiftBLKChg() 'Code to lift BD
Set ribmapp = GetObject("RIBM")
With ribmapp
Dim displayText As String
.SetClipboardText Clear
.TransmitTerminalKey rcIBMF3Key
.WaitForEvent rcEnterPos, "30", "0", 4, 41
.TransmitANSI "MBIM"
.MoveCursor 13, 34
.TransmitANSI " "
.MoveCursor 13, 34
.TransmitANSI BDate
.TransmitTerminalKey rcIBMEnterKey

'XXXX below is the problem XXXX'
displayText = .GetDisplayText(23, 2, 70)
.Wait 1
.SetClipboardText (displayText)
.TransmitTerminalKey rcIBMF3Key
End With

End Sub

Many thanks in advance
 

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