how to open a browse dialog with VBA

bdee1

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i have a sheet that runs a macro which imports a comma delimited file into a sheet.

right now it grabs the file fromthe location which i have hard coded. i woudl like for there to be a way for the user to be presented with a browse dialog when the macro runs so they can locate the file to be imported.

how would i do this?
 

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TommyGun

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Use the GetOpenFileName method...

<font face=Courier New><SPAN style="color:#00007F">Sub</SPAN> OpenFile()
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Dim</SPAN> fileName
    
    fileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("Comma Separated Values (*.csv),*.csv")
    
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN> fileName <> "False" <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Then</SPAN>
        Workbooks.<SPAN style="color:#00007F">Open</SPAN> fileName, Format:=2
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN>
<SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Sub</SPAN>
</FONT>
 

bdee1

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wow - thanks for the quick reply! it worked great! but i do have one more question.

instead of just opening the filename retreived by the browse dialog, i have to run a macro which imports the data (stripping out some rows). so the code i used is below:

but the problem is that when i run it, it imports the data and then gives me an error saying:

"Run- time error '1004':
Excel cannot find the text file to refresh this external data range.
Check to make sure the text file has not been moved or renamed, then try the refresh again."


the code i am using is as follows:

Code:
Sub Get_eRehabData()
'
' Get_eRehabData Macro
' Macro recorded 2/11/2004 by BDEE1
'

'
   Dim fileName
   fileName = Application.GetOpenFilename("eRehab Downloads (*.out),*.out")

  If fileName <> "False" Then
    Sheets("eRehab_Download").Select
    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
        "TEXT;fileName" _
        , Destination:=Range("A1"))
        .Name = "HIPPS_333025_040211_142737_105"
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = True
        .RefreshPeriod = 0
        .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
        .TextFilePlatform = 437
        .TextFileStartRow = 1
        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTabDelimiter = False
        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
        .TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(9, 9, 1, 1, 1, 9, 5, 9, 9, 5, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 9, 1, 1, _
        1, 1, 9, 1, 1)
        .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
    End With
  End If
End Sub
 

TommyGun

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Edit this part...
Code:
"TEXT;fileName"
To this...
Code:
"TEXT;" & fileName
 
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