Getting "method not valid without suitable object" error when trying to make a HTTP request in VBA? Getting "method not valid without suitable object" error when trying to make a HTTP request in VBA? vba vba

Getting "method not valid without suitable object" error when trying to make a HTTP request in VBA?


You probably haven't added a reference to Microsoft XML (any version) for Dim objHTTP As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP in the VBA window's Tools/References... dialog.

Also, it's a good idea to avoid using late binding (CreateObject...); better to use early binding (Dim objHTTP As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP), as early binding allows you to use Intellisense to list the members and do all sorts of design-time validation.


I had to use Debug.print instead of Print, which works in the Immediate window.

Sub SendEmail()    'Dim objHTTP As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP    'Set objHTTP = New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60    'Dim objHTTP As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP60    Dim objHTTP As New WinHttp.WinHttpRequest    'Set objHTTP = CreateObject("WinHttp.WinHttpRequest.5.1")    'Set objHTTP = CreateObject("MSXML2.ServerXMLHTTP")    URL = "http://localhost:8888/rest/mail/send"    objHTTP.Open "POST", URL, False    objHTTP.setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "application/json"    objHTTP.send ("{""key"":null,""from"":""me@me.com"",""to"":null,""cc"":null,""bcc"":null,""date"":null,""subject"":""My Subject"",""body"":null,""attachments"":null}")    Debug.Print objHTTP.Status    Debug.Print objHTTP.ResponseTextEnd Sub


Check out this one:

https://github.com/VBA-tools/VBA-Web

It's a high level library for dealing with REST. It's OOP, works with JSON, but also works with any other format.


matomo