Macro to open filename that changes daily...

j844929

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Hi,

Is it possible to create a button in a spreadsheet that can open a file where the date in the filename changes each day?

E.g. the file is called tradesheet200802Germany.xls and then the next will be tradesheet210802Germany.xls

Also, I'd like to know how to create a macro that saves a file in a specific location with the date contained in the file.

Hope you can help,

Kind regards,

Tim Pickop
 

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gnaga

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  2. 2016
  3. 2013
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Hi Tim


Sub File_Open()
Dim OldDate As Date
Dim OldFile, OldPath, NewFile, NewPath As String
Dim WBook As Workbook
Dim OldDay, OldMonth, OldYear, NewDay, NewMonth, NewYear As String

'To open the file name with previous day's date

OldDate = Now - 1
OldPath = "D:"
OldDay = Day(OldDate)
OldMonth = Month(OldDate)
OldYear = Year(OldDate)
If Len(OldDay)< 2 Then OldDay = "0" & OldDay
If Len(OldMonth)< 2 Then OldMonth = "0" & OldMonth
OldYear = Right(OldYear, 2)

OldFile = OldPath & "tradesheet" & OldDay & OldMonth & OldYear & "Germany.xls"

Set WBook = Workbooks.Open(OldFile)

'Here write code to do changes in the workbook

'To save in the same location and same filename copy the following.
WBook.Save
WBook.Close

'To save in different location with todays date in filename copy the following
NewDate = Now
NewPath = "D:My Documents"
NewDay = Day(NewDate)
NewMonth = Month(NewDate)
NewYear = Year(NewDate)
If Len(NewDay)< 2 Then NewDay = "0" & NewDay
If Len(NewMonth)< 2 Then NewMonth = "0" & NewMonth
NewYear = Right(NewYear, 2)
NewFile = NewPath & "tradesheet" & NewDay & NewMonth & NewYear & "Germany.xls"
WBook.SaveAs (NewFile)
WBook.Close

End Sub

You can assign this macro to a button and place it in your worksheet.
This message was edited by gnaga on 2002-09-06 05:38
 

j844929

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Thanks very much, that should definitely get me started.
 

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