I have looked in books and online and can't seem to locate how to create a macro that opens a browse function. From Excel I would like to click a button to start a macro and have that macro prompt me where to browse for the file. There is a lot of other code that will go after this step (which I already have), so once I click to "open" a file I want the macro to continue.
Is there a way to incorporate a prompt that allows the user to browse a folder. The code I am using is below but 'myDir' will change each month.
Sub CombineWorkbooks() Dim myDir As String, fn As String Dim WSName As String Dim WB As Excel.Workbook WSName = "Summary" On Error Goto Nxt 'turn off screen refresh for speed Application.DisplayAlerts = False Application. ScreenUpdating = False myDir = "C:Users\DocumentsUsersWendyNew Folder" fn = Dir(myDir & "*.xls")
I am using the following coding on my s/sheet at the moment...
Private Sub Workbook_SheetChange(ByVal Sh As Object, ByVal Target As Range) Dim r As Range Application.EnableEvents = False For Each r In Target If Trim(Len(r.Value)) = 1 Then r.Value = UCase(r.Value) Next Application.EnableEvents = True If Selection.Count = 1 Then If Target.Row > 3 And Target.Column > 14 And Target.Column < 19 And Target.Value = "Y" Then MY_LINK = InputBox("As you have entered 'Y' into this cell, please provide a link to the document. If there are no documents available for linking, please click cancel and change the value of the cell to 'N'.", "Document Link Request") ActiveSheet.Hyperlinks.Add Anchor:=Range(Target.Address), Address:=MY_LINK End If End If End Sub The top code is to change all singular small letters to caps... and the second is to bring up an "enter hyperlink" box when "Y" is typed into a particular cell...
Can anyone edit this 2nd code to include a "browse" button, so that when entering the hyperlink, it can be to a file on the computer?
I am setting up a "save as" macro that saves a file by replacing another file in a folder. Even though the macro has been recorded by approving the replacement (the prompt appears "the file --- already exists. Do you want to replace the existing file?"), when I run the macro, I am again prompted about replacing the file. Is it possible to avoid the prompt so the file is automatically saved by replacing the named file?
For a sheet that many non-expert users will use on different systems I need a macro that let's them save, print and send the results of their work. So I made a macro that makes a copy of only 1 sheet of the workbook and saves it with a given name to a given location. The problem is that I want a location prompt to ask the user where they want the file saved, while giving/suggesting them a fixed filename. A lot of different users will make and use their sheets so I need a certain naming policy to manage all the files. (date, location, etc)
Does VBA support any type of "browse for file" interface? I'm thinking something similar to an inputbox, but instead it gives you the standard looking windows explorer window to find a file (think adding an attachment in outlook). The function would return a string.
I am trying to code where when someone hits the command button it will popup with the browse form and they find the location of the file and it puts there choice in a cell. don't know if it matters but the location would always be a picture. Here is what I have but it shows -1 in the cell
HTML Dim strFilePath As Variant strFilePath = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker).Show shUserInformation.Range("D12").Value = strFilePath
I am trying to write some VBA that will select a row of cells that each have links to cells in another workbook, and then either autofill the formulas down (or pastespecial them down) for 20 rows. I have that part down using either pastespecial or autofill, but -
Since the forumulas are links to another workbook, Excel wants to resolve that link to calculate the values at the time of the pastespecial or autfill. If the sourced workbook is not open, the "browse for file" popup displays. I don't want the popup to display and would rather just get the #REF in the pasted cells and let it resolve the next time the sourced workbook is open. The end result would be like clicking "cancel" to the "browse for file popup", which I'm tired of constantly doing... I would just like to skip that popup all together and get the #REF value.
How to save a file onto the computer using VBA. The code template below that I found on another forum seems promising, except when I go to the desktop to access it, the .csv file has what looks like the page's source code instead of the actual file I want. This may be because when I go to the url, it doesn't automatically download the file; rather, I am asked to save the file to a certain location (since I don't know the path name of the uploaded file on the site).
Is there any way to alter this code to accommodate this, or will I have to use a different code entirely?
VB: Sub Test() Dim FileNum As Long Dim FileData() As Byte Dim MyFile As String Dim WHTTP As Object
I'm working on my first VBA project that requires 12 fields to be manually input of which one field is a file path. I need this path for multiple reasons, but the one reason I'm having a problem with is using the location of the path in conjunction with calling a bat file or executing a cmd prompt that is at that path.
Path Location, minus file name:
Code: sheets("b. Fill Out Required Info").Select Range("B18").Select Actual Path found in B18: C:UsersNickDesktopSubmission ToolTest Files
File attempting to execute:
I can manually put all of this together and get what I want by using:
The problem is, every time this will be used, a different path will be used, but the same batch file name will be used. So, rather than having to manually input the file path every time, is there a way to replace "C:UsersNickDesktopSubmission ToolTest Files" with the cell reference of the path listed above? I've tried different methods of this but I cannot seem to get it.
It would be even better if I could just use the cmd prompt found within the batch and run it directly from vba; the prompt I'm running is as follows:
Code: cd C:UsersNickDesktopSubmission ToolTest Files dir /b/o |find ".xml">ListOfFileNames.txt
How can I put that cmd into VBA? I tried different versions of this with no success:
Code: Shell "cmd.exe /c cd C:UsersNickDesktopSubmission ToolTest Files dir /b/o |find ".xml">ListOfFileNames.txt"
Notice that the path is the same as the path shown in B18 above. It would be great if that path would be dependent on the cell referenced above.
I have an Excel sheet that I convert to PDF --here is Example of the name after PDF creates"Morning Report_08.16.14" , When it runs it just overwrites the file automatically if one was already on that date - I would like it to prompt to overwrite & if they choose 'yes' to overwrite the file and if not they can change the name If the new one is in addition to the one that already exists and I want it to save the new file with in the same folder.
Also when the current code is run if the PDF was left opened it stops the macro - Is it possible to see if that file is open and if so close it down so the code will work or is it possible to overwrite the file when open.
I am looking for macro that when run, will open a file explorer window and prompt the user to select a folder and file where they have data stored. Then I need it to be stored as a variable and used as a part of a "Workbook.Open Filename" command.
The reason for this is that, I have a huge formatting marco stored within a workbook. When a user extracts a report from SAP, I want the workbook to grab the file that is extracted, open it and import all of the data in order to be formatted.
I want to be able to get a value from a specific cell in another workbook, the problem i have is that i want to be able to select what file the active workbook looks for from the start page of my current workbook. For example when i load the workbook i get my startup page ( sheet 1) where i will be able to select what external workbook the active workbook will be linking with, i will then link the active workbook to the value in a specific cell from the selected external workbook. I know to link to another workbook i would use ='[filename]sheet!cell
However i want to be able pull up a 'open file dialog box' which i select a file name which will be used as 'filename' in the formula above.
Despite setting the "Edit/Links/Startup Prompt/Don't display the alert and update links" option numerous times, my workbook still prompts me to update links every time I open it. The option seems to be set okay (it is preset whenever I go into the "Edit/Links/Startup Prompt" dialog), but it doesn't seem to affect the workbook's startup behaviour. The workbook contains a ComboBox control that is initialized with customer names from another workbook, which is included in the References for this main workbook.
I am using Excel 2003 (from Office Pro 2003) under Windows XP (SP1). I believe this used to work without the prompt when I was working on this app last fall (I'm not sure, as my memory of specific behaviours back that far is fuzzy). However, it has been persistently prompting ever since I started working on this app again this spring/summer. Was there perhaps a bad fix to Office 2003 (that I automatically applied) that broke this feature?
I have an Excel file that contains formulas that reference external workbooks on a shared network. Each month, I copy the column of formulas over to the next month's column. Then, to update the file path, I highlight the new column and do a Find-and-Replace, swapping the previous month's name for the current month. This practice works fine. The only thing is ... the "Open File" promptbox appears for each formula where I updated the file path (i.e. and this can be hundreds instances!). I wind-up having to choose the file from the exact same file path. It is an unnecessary, and annoying extra step to take.
I have a macro that performs an operation on all Excel files in a given folder. The only problem I had was I couldn't walk away until it was done because the files themselves had macros that gave me a Yes/No prompt to recalculate.
I already have a calculate command in my macro so how can I override this command without physically selecting and clicking "No" with my mouse and without editing the macros that are already in the files (each unique and embedded in the individual worksheets). I cant edit each file because there are close to 300 of them.
I need to put together a macro, which will be assigned to a command button, that will prompt the user for a pre-specified password, and, if the password is correct, return a pre-specified value in a different cell. Is there any way to do this?
To put it in perspective, at my company we have approval sheets that need to be signed by several executives that are scattered all over the building. The first executive gets the copy, signs it, sends it off, etc. They tend to dissappear on occasion, so we are looking to make it all electronic, where they can access the file in a shared folder, and the if they enter their password correctly, their initials are input into the specified cell. They can than save the file for the next executive to do the same.
I have a print button or object and I want to assign a macro to it that when clicked brings up a prompt to type in a Month or Year to Date and prints the data that corresponds to that month or YTD. I have a Date column in a table that I can get a different macro to print by basially having the macro filter by blanks, so essentially printing all the dates in the table, but I feel as if it could be much better and simpler by prompting the macro to filter by "x" Month and print.
I am trying to complete a toolbar that will lock and unlock all the sheets in a workbook. While I can set the password automatically I'd like to have the macro ask for the password instead of hardcoding it.
Here is the code I currently have and works so long as I have already set the password in the workbook to match what is in the macro
I'm trying to create a macro that I can assign to a clip art pic that will pop up the Insert Hyperlink prompt when I click on the picture. So basically anytime I click on the pic for the 1st time I'd like to be able enter the url address of my choosing but if I were to click on that pic again I want it to go to the Hyperlink address I previously entered.
I should note that I tried recording a macro by first by clicking on Record Macro then press ctrl + k and then click Stop Recording but it wouldn't stop recording. I had to first click Cancel on the Insert Hyperlink prompt and then I was able to Stop Recording so this attempt was unsuccessful.
I have several hundred workbooks with multiple worksheets(15-35) that I am trying to tidy up, so the data can be entered into a database. Its my first attempt at VBA and between the forum and macro recorder I made an attempt which is below. I just can't seem to get over the last part. I have searched the forum but can't seem to find any relevant information. I have a couple of questions.
1. I need to be able to run this macro over all the worksheets in the workbook, so how can I loop it? All the worksheets are named differently i.e. peoples names.
2. In my code I have inserted 4 columns. These columns will be the only thing common between all the worksheets. A1 to A30 = Week number, B1 to B30 = Shift Number, C1 to C30 = Supervisor number. Column D is blank. I'd like to be able to be prompted to enter these 3 numbers at the start if possible? Can this be done in such a way as you are only prompted the once and not on each worksheet? I picked 30 rows because the amount of rows in each worksheet varies but never exceeds this. The end of my code "Delete rows where cell B is blank" will delete any excess data where 30 rows of week numbers etc are not needed.
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