Save Workbook Timestamped copy is saving my Addin file location instead of actual workbook?

dejhantulip

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Dear all,

First of all, happy new year!! I wish you all the best for this 2021 :)

I wanted to share a little code that I am using to save a "backup" copy of my workbook.

VBA Code:
Sub BackupWithTimeStamp()
    'Code from Officetricks
    'Define variable fields
    Dim sFolderPath As String
    Dim sFileName As String
    Dim sFileExt As String
    Dim sNewFileName As String
    
    'Set Time Stamp
    Dim sDateTimeStamp As String
    'sDateTimeStamp = VBA.Format(VBA.Now, "_dd_mmm_yy_HH_MM_SS_AM/PM")
    sDateTimeStamp = VBA.Format(VBA.Now, "_yyyymmdd_HHMMSS")
    
    'Get File Folder Path
    sFolderPath = ThisWorkbook.Path & "\"
    
    'Get Document File name
    sFileName = ThisWorkbook.Name
    
    'Split File Name & Extention
    sFileExt = VBA.Mid(sFileName, VBA.InStrRev(sFileName, ".", , vbTextCompare))
    sNewFileName = VBA.Replace(sFileName, sFileExt, "", , , vbTextCompare)
    
    'Add Date-Time Stamp to New File Name
    sNewFileName = sFolderPath & sNewFileName & sDateTimeStamp & "_backup" & sFileExt
        
    'Save the File Now
    ThisWorkbook.SaveCopyAs sNewFileName
End Sub


The thing is, I am trying to create an addin for myself so that code is being placed in a Module in my addin file (xlam). The problem is that when I invoke this code using the addin button (which triggers the macro that is inside the addin) it is the addin file that gets backed up and not the "workbook" I am currently working on... hopefully I explained that correctly.

So basically, if I am working on a workbook called MyBook.xlsm and I click on the "backup" button that runs the macro of my addin (which has the name IASA.xlam) what I am getting is the IASA.xlam file backed up in its location, and not the MyBook.xlsm file.

If someone could help me out with this, I would be very grateful!
Thank you very much!!!


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Fluff

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You need to change every instance of ThisWorkbook to ActiveWorkbook.
 
Solution

Fluff

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You're welcome & thanks for the feedback.
 

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