I want to run a Shell command to open lots of files.
I can get the basic command working, but I want to open a lot of different files and am seeing if there is a way to save time by having a variable input, rather than having 1000 different shell lines with IF statements.
I have to run command prompt from with my VBA code , and run an application passing it 2 filenames and redirecting the output of the application to a third file. Also my VBA script should wait for the application to complete running before getting back to the next line of execution. HEre is what i have coded so far :
Sub Macro1() Dim dosCmd As String dosCmd = "purge.exe input1.txt input2.txt >> opFile.txt" Call Shell("cmd.exe " & dosCmd, vbNormalFocus)
Now this code ends up just opening the command prompt and nothing else. It does not run purge.exe.
I was trying to run the shell command in VBA (excel2007) on a .BAT(batch) file. While running the macro, the DOS command prompt appears and goes away in a flash but the function of the .bat is not performed which makes me think that the shell command isnt functioning properly. I had this proper earlier also with a few Exe's.
the line of the macro that calls is (c is the path for the batch file) :
Call Shell(c, vbNormalFocus)
Could any of you help me with some suggestions regarding this problem.
Just to confirm, the batch file on itself works absolutely fine and it looks like it doesnt take more than 2 seconds to run it. It also does not wait for any input from the macro. it is an individual batch just included in the macro.
I'm in the process of building a user form that required the user to brows for a file, the path of the file that they select is then displayed in the textbox next to the "browse" button in my form. I also have another button next to this which when selected will open the file that is displayed in the textbox previously mentioned.
Iíve been trying the shell command but with no success, I can get the user form to open adobe reader but whenever I try to include that file path for which to open the file I keep getting runtime errors,
Below are a couple of examples that Iíve tried (you'll prob be able to guess from the code that Iím very new to VB in excel).
For additional info the value in the textbox would be something like, "H:My DocumentsPDF Filesmyfile.pdf"
Dim GetFile As String Shell "C:Program FilesAdobeReader 8.0ReaderAcroRd32.exe", vbNormalFocus 'this opens adobe reader but I'm trying to open a specific file
Shell "C:Program FilesAdobeReader 8.0ReaderAcroRd32.exe" & textbox9.value, vbNormalFocus This produces the runtime error again
Dim GetFile As String GetFile = TextBox9.Value Shell "C:Program FilesAdobeReader 8.0ReaderAcroRd32.exe" & GetFile, vbNormalFocus 'this produced a runtime error - to be honest this was an attempt born out of frustration.
I have written a For loop that uses a shell command to call a batch file that replaces text in some text file, Mytrail.txt. I then use that altered text file and use it to run a 3D modeling program Pro/Engineer by calling it through another shell command. I would like to add pause instructions to my routine after the shell commands. Below is a snippet of the code I am working with:
For i = 1 To N Step 1 Shell ("Reblacer.bat Mytrail.txt string_A string_B)
'Here I would like to add code that will pause the routine until the batch file 'operation is complete.
'Here I would like to add another pause instruction until the above shell 'command is complete. Note that this shell command creates a new file in 'some directory whose name is actually string_A.prt. Could this be used to 'tell visual basic that it may recontinue executing the routine.
Next i End Sub
How to add pauses to the routine above that prompt visual basic to continue executing the code only after the shell commands have completed their tasks?
I am using a shell command to communicate with a device under test and would like to open this shell once, change directory to a specific one and then send different text strings to it at various times during my test program. The code below works perfectly fine but opens and closed the shell each time it is used. I think it woud be quicker if I could reuse it until done and then exit out of it.
Here are 2 examples of a couple different strings I would like to pass into the cmdShell function at various times. I would like to send the first string, perform some measurements and then repeat with the 2nd string.
i.e. shellStr1 = ("cd .. & cd c:ezspi & testdm900 --widn 0x1020 --widv 0x1") then once the shell is open and the directory has been set send shellStr = ("testdm900 --widn 0x1020 --widv 0x5")
Is this possible using WShell Script or do I need another method?
Public Sub cmdShell(shellStr As String) Dim Test As Double Dim response As VbMsgBoxResult Dim cmdObject As Object Dim ReferenceTime As Double, ElapsedTime As Double
programPath = "C:Program FilesInternet Exploreriexplore.exe" ' works 'programPath = "iexplore.exe" ' does not work Shell programPath + " " + fileToLaunch, vbNormalFocus
but the drawback is that the invoked program (iexplore.exe, at least in my case) needs to have the FULL PATH to where the program exists = the "C:Program FilesInternet Explorer" which may or may not work on someone elses computer. This hardcoding will not work and is not transportable.
Is there a trick to find where the executing program lives? or launching it without the path?
Is it possible to create a command button to print the sheet, and, have a prompt come up and ask you to enter a date? Then that date is entered in a cell and the sheet prints? Just not sure where to start. I know how to make the command button and get to the view code for the button.
I'm trying to run an application using a VB macro. The command line provided to me is "C:Program FilesWeb Scraper Plus+PkgExec.exe" -p "5A147DC7-0420-4321-9DEC-02B8D8111A78". This command line works fine from my Run menu. Now how do I write a Shell function to make this run from a VB macro?
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 really know nothing about vba so here goes. I would like to enter data in a row with 4 cells of info. then hit enter and return to the first cell and move the row down. all four cells must have data entered. and all four must move down. i tried some code as below i found and i modified but it did not work as expected. this moved the row down when returning the cursor to A2. It also should not copy the data style of the top row.
Private Sub Worksheet_SelectionChange(ByVal Target As Range) If Target.Column <> 1 Then Exit Sub Application.EnableEvents = False
Is there any way to tell (from VBA) what GUI command is currently in progress or what the last command used was?
On a wish list perhaps: Application.LastCommand and/or Application.CurrentCommand
Let's say I'm in the "Sheet_Change" event and want to know what caused the change. Was the event triggered by "Delete", "Paste", "Keystrokes" ...
AutoCAD VBA has "Begin_Command (CommandName as String)" and "End_Command (CommandName as String)" events which I find very useful. Basically I'd like to emulate that to the greatest extent possible.
Application.Caller does not seem to work for the stated purpose. I've been searching for a workaround by means of reading the "Undo Stack". Numerous articles written by experts state that the undo stack is not accessible from VBA.
I've considered reading the text from the "Undo" button's caption but it just seems like such a hack ... not that this whole idea isn't a hack
How can I return name of a command button on click? I want to create some sort buttons on a sheet I will use regularly to speed things up. I thought if I could call each sort button by the column letter the button sits in I can use this in a single sub for all buttons
e.g the button sitting in column A is called "A". when i click the button, it returns it's name to a variable which I can then use to sort column A. I know I could create a seperate routine for each button but I was just trying to think of something neater.
I am writing a macro and using the filepath, it will change from 001 to 002 etc. I would use a ' but when it gets to 010 it goes wrong! is there a formula I can put in a cell that when typing 5 it results in 005?
I've been using Excel for years and had very few issues. However, I recently went into a spreadsheet to update it and was unable to select and enter data into an individual cell. When I click on a cell and try to enter #s nothing happens (my num lock is on). Then when I try to click into another cell it just highlights that cell, along with any other that I move my cursor over. Once I click on one cell I can't stop the highlighting from happening. I can't even click on anything in the toolbar.