Macro too fast for Web Query


Board Regular
Jun 21, 2009
I have the following code:

Sub MorningstarPriceTarget()
Dim sPath As String, sName As String
Dim bk As Workbook
Dim sSymbol As String
Dim sDestination As String
'Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim c As Range

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
sPath = "C:\Users\Capital Fortress\Desktop\Capital Fortress Ratings\Archived Reports\Excel Original\"
sName = Dir(sPath & "*.xlsm")
Do While sName <> ""
Set bk = Workbooks.Open(sPath & sName)
With Sheets("Morningstar FV").Select
sSymbol = Range("B6").Value

With ActiveSheet.Range("B16:E54").ClearContents
End With
    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
        "URL;" & sSymbol, _
        .Name = "ar.aspx?symbol=" & sSymbol
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = True
        .BackgroundQuery = True
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = True
        .RefreshPeriod = 0
        .WebSelectionType = xlSpecifiedTables
        .WebTables = "1,2,3"
        .WebFormatting = xlWebFormattingNone
        .WebPreFormattedTextToColumns = True
        .WebConsecutiveDelimitersAsOne = True
        .WebSingleBlockTextImport = False
        .WebDisableDateRecognition = False
        .WebDisableRedirections = False
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=True
    End With
End With

        bk.Close Savechanges:=True
        sName = Dir()
End Sub
Which works great except for the fact that it saves and closes the workbook before the web query can run and pull data into the 'Morningstar FV' tab. I tried adding an application wait line in different spots but it still did no good. Is there anyway I can tell the macro to only go on to save and close the workbook after data has been pulled in?

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Active Member
Jun 11, 2009
Having you tried passing the BackgroundQuery argument as false?

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