Need VBA to Open a different Excel workbook and copy and paste data into a workbook


New Member
Jul 19, 2010
I need code that will open a different excel workbook off of my drive and copy and paste data from it into a workbook that I am working in and then close the data workbook.

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Jun 19, 2002
I'm sure you do!

You'll have to be a lot more specific if you expect any help.


New Member
Jul 19, 2010
I would like to open a new workbook on my hard drive called London. With in the London Workbook, I want to copy Cells B1:AG25. I want to activate my workbook that is already open called FX and paste the data from london into my London_FX tab starting with cell A6. Is this better?


Well-known Member
Nov 29, 2007
This should get you started. You'll have to change the bolded to suit what your sheet numbers, workbook names, and file paths.

Rich (BB code):
Sub macCOPY()
Dim strPath As String
Dim strName As String
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim ws As Worksheet
Dim wkb As Workbook
Dim wks As Worksheet

'turn off events
Call ToggleEvents(False)

'set variables for filepath and file name
strPath = "F:\OpenAccess\Daily_Sales\" '<-- Change to suit
strName = "Orders_Entered_" & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & ".xls"  '<-- Change to suit

'open the file for that day.
Call OpenWb(strPath, strName)

'set variables for the workbook and worksheet
Set wb = Workbooks("Orders_Entered_" & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & ".xls") '<-- Change to suit
Set ws = wb.Sheets(1)  '<-- Change to suit

strPath = "F:\OpenAccess\Daily_Sales\"  '<-- Change to suit
strName = "OrderEntryTemplate.xlsx"  '<-- Change to suit

'Open the table with the current data and copy it into the template
Call OpenWb(strPath, strName)

'set variables for the workbook and worksheet
Set wkb = Workbooks("OrderEntryTemplate.xlsx")  '<-- Change to suit
Set wks = wkb.Sheets(2)  '<-- Change to suit

'copy cells from the daily excel spreadsheet created

'paste data in the daily template
wkb.Sheets(2).Range("A1").PasteSpecial xlPasteValues  '<--Change sheet number to suit

'save the workbook with today's date.
strPath = "F:\OpenAccess\Daily_Sales\"  '<--Change to suit
strName = "OrdersEntered_" & Format(Date, "mmddyyyy") & ".xls"  '<--Change to suit

wkb.SaveAs strPath & strName, xlNormal

'close the workbooks

Call ToggleEvents(True)

End Sub

Sub ToggleEvents(blnState As Boolean)

'Originally written by firefytr
    With Excel.Application
        .DisplayAlerts = blnState
        .EnableEvents = blnState
        .ScreenUpdating = blnState
        If blnState Then .CutCopyMode = False
        If blnState Then .StatusBar = False
    End With
End Sub
Sub OpenWb(strPath, strName)

'sub created 5/1/2009
'created by Roger Converse

'Check to see if the workbook to be modified is open.  If so, create an error message.  If not, open the file.

If WbOpen(strPath & strName) = True Then
    'error message
    MsgBox "This workbook is already open.  That should not be the case.  If this is a rerun" _
    & " then you will need to delete the previous output prior to rerunning.", vbCritical
    'turn on events and exit
    Call ToggleEvents(True)
    Exit Sub
    'open the file
    Set wb = Workbooks.Open(strPath & strName)
End If

End Sub

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