VBA - Internet Explorer - code not working

neilsolaris

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Hello,

I wrote some VBA code a a while ago, which checks which VAT registered musicians on my database, if any, have deregistered. Unfortunately I used a European VAT checking website before, and because I'm based in the UK and since we've left the EU recently, it no longer works. Therefore, I have changed it to VAT checking website to a British one. However, I'm getting stuck with some coding. On the first page, I need to enter the VAT number from my Excel file to the search box, and then submit it. Both these lines are not working yet. Is someone able to help show me what I'm doing wrong? Many thanks for your help.

I haven't updated the second part of my code yet (i.e. the next page where it shows if they are VAT registered or not). I'm sure I'll need some help with that too, but I'll see if I can solve the first part first.





Sub CheckVatPlayers()


Dim x As Integer, y As Integer, z As String, objIE As InternetExplorer, aEle As HTMLLinkElement, findtext As String, player As String


x = 2

Set objIE = New InternetExplorer

objIE.Visible = True

Do Until Cells(x, 1) = ""

If Left(Cells(x, 4), 2) <> "GB" Then

Cells(x, 4) = "GB" & Replace(Cells(x, 4), " ", "")

End If


objIE.Navigate "https://www.tax.service.gov.uk/check-vat-number/enter-vat-details"


Do While objIE.Busy = True Or objIE.ReadyState <> 4: DoEvents: Loop

Application.Wait Now + #12:00:01 AM#


objIE.Document.getElementsById("target").Value = Cells(x, 4)

objIE.Document.getElementsById("target")(0).Click



Do While objIE.Busy = True Or objIE.ReadyState <> 4: DoEvents: Loop

Application.Wait Now + #12:00:01 AM#

y = 2


For Each aEle In objIE.Document.getElementsByClassName("vat_number_h1")

Debug.Print aEle.innerText

z = Trim(aEle.innerText)

Cells(x, 7) = z


If Left(z, 1) = "V" Then

Cells(x, 7).Font.Color = vbBlack

Else: Cells(x, 7).Font.Color = vbRed

End If



With Cells(x, 6)

.Value = Date

.NumberFormat = "dd/mm/yyyy"

End With

y = y + 1

Next

x = x + 1

Loop


End Sub
 

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neilsolaris

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I'm not sure how to edit the post above, but I changed the line "getElementsbyId" to "getElementbyId". It still doesn't work though!
 

neilsolaris

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I'm making a bit of progress now. I've changed this above line to objIE.Document.getElementById("target").Value = Cells(x, 4) and that seems to work.

I'm not sure what the ID is for the submit button though. Therefore, I'm not sure how to make the next line work...

objIE.Document.getElementById("???").Click
 

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