parse file path

PeterTaylor

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Aug 5, 2010
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Dear All,
I am using excel 2007. Is it possible to a parse a file path within vba so that I start with
<table style="border-collapse: collapse; width: 320pt;" width="427" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0"><col style="width: 320pt;" width="427"><tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt; width: 320pt;" width="427" height="20">C:\Users\Peter Taylor\Documents\testdata\WIC_WASL1_2003A.txt</td> </tr></table>
And endwith <table style="border-collapse: collapse;" width="427" border="0" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" height="17"><col style="width: 320pt;" width="427"><tr style="height: 15pt;" height="20"> <td style="height: 15pt; width: 320pt;" width="427" height="20">WIC_WASL1_2003A.txt

I have several hundred to deal with.

Thank you
Peter Taylor

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Richard Schollar

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Apr 19, 2005
Messages
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Hi Pete

Chek ouyt the Split function:

Code:
'assume strFile contains your filename & path
 
'filename alone is:
 
MsgBox Split(strFile,"\")(Ubound(Split(strFile,"\")))
 

AlphaFrog

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Sep 2, 2009
Messages
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This will extract just the file name if that's what you're asking.

Code:
Sub Macro1()
    sPathAndFile$ = "C:\Users\Peter Taylor\Documents\testdata\WIC_WASL1_2003A.txt"
    
    sFile$ = Right(sPathAndFile$, Len(sPathAndFile$) - InStrRev(sPathAndFile$, "\"))
    
    MsgBox "File name is " & sFile
    
End Sub
 

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