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Posted on 2015-02-02
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I want to enter the text selection for the following select field:
<select name="Payerid" id="Payerid" class="text" name="Payerid">
		<option value="383">Aetna Healthcare</option>
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Using VBA, I know I can use:
      IE.getElementById("Payerid").Value = "383"
but there about 100 options so I don't want to keep track of the values (which are meaningless to me) or changes the website developers make.

So is there a  way to enter the text into the select field?
I tried:
     IE.getElementById("Payerid").Text = "Aetna Healthcare"
but that didn't work.

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Question by:thenelson
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Maybe try something like this:

    Dim sOption As String
                
    For Each inp In IE.Document.getElementsByTagName("option")
        If inp.innerhtml = "Aetna Healthcare" Then
            sOption = Split(inp.outerhtml, """")(1)
            IE.getElementById("Payerid").Value = sOptionValue
            Exit For
        End If
    Next

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by:thenelson
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IrogSinta,

Do you mean:
   IE.getElementById("Payerid").Value = sOptionValue
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by:IrogSinta
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Yes I did.  I'll correct it now.  Did you try that?
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by:thenelson
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not yet
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by:thenelson
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This works but I decided to go another direction.

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