Open file dialog and apply formating

Anarki

New Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Messages
5
Hi Guys,

I have a current macro that opens a txt file and uses the import text wizard to format the data

it currently looks like this

Code:
Workbooks.OpenText Filename:= _
        "C:\Documents and Settings\Anarki\Desktop\hw on b1\bbbbbb.txt", Origin:=437, _
       StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(0, 1), Array(20 _
        , 9), Array(23, 1), Array(27, 9), Array(28, 1), Array(32, 9), Array(35, 1), Array(39, 9), _
        Array(40, 1), Array(44, 9), Array(47, 1), Array(51, 9), Array(52, 1), Array(56, 9), Array( _
        59, 1), Array(63, 9), Array(64, 1), Array(68, 9), Array(71, 1), Array(75, 9), Array(76, 1), _
        Array(80, 9), Array(83, 1), Array(87, 9), Array(88, 1), Array(92, 9), Array(95, 1), Array( _
        99, 9), Array(100, 1), Array(104, 9)), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True


However as you can see i have set a constant file name and path, i would like to be able to have an open dialog and select the text file i need but still apply the same formating with the import text wizard

i can get the open dialog

Code:
With Application.Dialogs(xlDialogOpen)
   .Show
End With

but i am unsure how to still apply the same formating


any ideas?

Thanks!
 

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Anarki

New Member
Joined
Oct 9, 2006
Messages
5
Just a bit of an update I was able to do it after much trial and error

The correct code to do my task was
Code:
Dim vFilename As Variant
vFilename = Application.GetOpenFilename("Text Files,*.txt")
Workbooks.OpenText Filename:= _
        vFilename, Origin:=437, StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(0, 1), Array(20 _
        , 9), Array(23, 1), Array(27, 9), Array(28, 1), Array(32, 9), Array(35, 1), Array(39, 9), _
        Array(40, 1), Array(44, 9), Array(47, 1), Array(51, 9), Array(52, 1), Array(56, 9), Array( _
        59, 1), Array(63, 9), Array(64, 1), Array(68, 9), Array(71, 1), Array(75, 9), Array(76, 1), _
        Array(80, 9), Array(83, 1), Array(87, 9), Array(88, 1), Array(92, 9), Array(95, 1), Array( _
        99, 9), Array(100, 1), Array(104, 9)), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True

Setting the filename as a variant and refering it to the getopenfilename did the trick
 

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