Mass copy and paste into one workbook - Stuck


New Member
Apr 13, 2020
Office Version
  1. 365
  1. Windows
Hey guys,

New to the VBA scene and have embarked on the learning journey. I am having trouble with my first major project.

For Context: I have around 100 different workbooks in which i need to copy and paste below each other into a new workbook. I have gotten so close!!! when I run the script it is pasting next to each other (pasting in a new column each time and not a row. Below is the code I have and i believe I have done the green highlighted text incorrectly. I have spent hours trying to get this to work and would love a fresh set of eyes over this. I need this script to post below the last pasted cell (+1 one row down for space)

VBA Code:
Sub CopyDataBetweenWorkbooks()

    Dim wbSource As Workbook
    Dim shTarget As Worksheet
    Dim shSource As Worksheet
    Dim strFilePath As String
    Dim strPath As String

    ' Initialize some variables and
    ' get the folder path that has the files
    Set shTarget = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("sheet1")
    strPath = GetPath

    ' Make sure a folder was picked.
    If Not strPath = vbNullString Then

        ' Get all the files from the folder
        strfile = Dir$(strPath & "*.xlsx", vbNormal)

        Do While Not strfile = vbNullString

            ' Open the file and get the source sheet
            Set wbSource = Workbooks.Open(strPath & strfile)
            Set shSource = wbSource.Sheets("Board Approved Forecast")

            'Copy the data
            Call CopyData(shSource, shTarget)

            'Close the workbook and move to the next file.
            wbSource.Close False
            strfile = Dir$()
    End If

End Sub

' Procedure to copy the data.
Rich (BB code):
Sub CopyData(ByRef shSource As Worksheet, shTarget As Worksheet)

    Const strRANGE_ADDRESS As String = "A1:b106"

    Dim lCol As Long

    'Determine the last column.
    lCol = shTarget.Cells(8, shTarget.Columns.Count).End(xlToLeft).Column + 1

    'Copy the data.
    shTarget.Cells(8, lCol).PasteSpecial xlPasteValuesAndNumberFormats

    ' Reset the clipboard.
    Application.CutCopyMode = xlCopy

End Sub

' Function to get the folder path
Function GetPath() As String

    With Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
        .ButtonName = "Select a folder"
        .Title = "Folder Picker"
        .AllowMultiSelect = False

        'Get the folder if the user does not hot cancel
        If .Show Then GetPath = .SelectedItems(1) & "\"

    End With

End Function
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Well-known Member
Nov 15, 2013
Hi VirtualBrainAche - and welcome to the forum. You might try breaking this chore into bite-sized steps. First - I would put two files in the same folder and then copy the used rows from one file into the bottom of the other file. Use the code below to find the last row. Once you have the simple, two file system working, then try to scale up to your ultimate solution.

Hope this helps get you started

VBA Code:
Sub FindLastUsedRow()
'Using Find Function (Provided by Bob Ulmas)
  lastrow = Cells.Find("*", searchorder:=xlByRows, searchdirection:=xlPrevious).Row
End Sub

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