Declaring a workbook with filepath/name in cell as a variable, in order to return to it and copy data multiple times

aldousjg

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Hi all,

I am working on a project where the end user will use a dialog box within the "Macro" workbook to choose a file that contains the data they need. There will then be an automated process that copies data from multiple sheets within this file and pastes into the "Macro" workbook.

Because the file that they select could have a different name and file location each time, I am struggling to code for the repeated copy and paste. Could anyone help?

The code for the dialog box for choosing the file is as follows:

With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
.AllowMultiSelect = False
.Filters.Add "Excel Files", "*.xlsx; *.xlsm; *.xls; *.xlsb", 1
.Show

'Store in cell
Sheets("Frontsheet").Range("C8") = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
End With

I need to then access this file multiple times to copy from various sheets. The sheets will have set names.

Thanks,
 

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Norie

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Joined
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Messages
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Office Version
  1. 365
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  1. Windows
Why don't you store the filename/path in a variable?
VBA Code:
Dim strPath As String

    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Filters.Add "Excel Files", "*.xlsx; *.xlsm; *.xls; *.xlsb", 1
        .Show
        'Store in variable
        strPath = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
    End With
 

aldousjg

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Joined
Jan 20, 2021
Messages
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Office Version
  1. 365
Platform
  1. Windows
Hi Norie,

Would this work when having the code to open/copy/paste etc in a separate module?

The selection of the file needs to be it's own module and assigned to a button, then the open/copy/paste etc will make up part of a larger macro that will be assigned to a different button.
 

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