Macro To Prompt Where To Browse For The File

Aug 28, 2009

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.

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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")

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Next
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Picture 2.jpg

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Code:
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