VBA - .document.getElementById Run-Time Error 424 Object Required

Dad_x6

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I am trying to fill in fields on a webpage with Excel VBA. I have done this frequently, but am having trouble now. When I use ie.document.getElementByID I am getting a 424 error (Object Required). I can see that I have the correct ID name, so I don't understand why this is happening.

Here is the line of code I am using...

Set objElem = .document.getElementByID("sys_original.IO:3b05fe9b1b00ac14a6fdfd9f034bcbd3")

Here is the HTML for that field that I want to connect to...

<input name="sys_original.IO:3b05fe9b1b00ac14a6fdfd9f034bcbd3" id="sys_original.IO:3b05fe9b1b00ac14a6fdfd9f034bcbd3" type="HIDDEN" value="">

Any thoughts on what I am doing wrong?

Thank you.
 

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John_w

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Maybe the element doesn't exist or isn't ready at the time you retrieve it. Try waiting for it:
VBA Code:
Do
    Set objElem = .document.getElementById("sys_original.IO:3b05fe9b1b00ac14a6fdfd9f034bcbd3")
    DoEvents
Loop While objElem Is Nothing
 

Dad_x6

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No luck. Still fails on the Set objElem line (424 Object required).
 

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