macro to select file for import.


New Member
Aug 8, 2010
Hello Excel Experts. I have sheet4 of my workbook designated as the destination for imported .CSV files. The files data is pre-formated to fit into columns A & G. The rest of the sheets in the workbook read and pull the data from there. I have no trouble manually selecting the needed file and dropping it into place, but I am building this interface for people who are not so computer savoy.My hope is to have a macro assigned to a button on the screen that will,when clicked, bring up the standard windows "select file" menu and allow them to click on whichever pre-formated document they want to work with. I have seen ways that will build system specific approaches to this, but I need one that will work no matter which computer it is run on. Is there any hope for me in this?

I look forward to your expertize on this, and thank you in advance,



MrExcel MVP
May 28, 2004
How about something like:

Sub getFile()
End Sub


New Member
Aug 8, 2010
OKay, it is just not fair that you can write a one line code that is more powerful and useful then 2 hours of me coding on my own :)

Anyway, just as you predicted, that opened the window and allowed me the access I needed. However, I am still hoping to get the macro to auto import the data to sheet4 columns a & g once the file has been selected. I know it is a bother and is just as easy to do it manually, but I am afraid the learning curve on my coworkers is not so good when it comes to computers.

Any further thought on this puzzle?

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