VBA code to import CSV file to excel ( On Mac )

pedrinhogui

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  3. 2016
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  2. MacOS
Hello friends,

Hope you guys are doing well!

I do have a beautiful code working for that , HOWEVER only running on WINDOWS and my Boss now has migrated all computers to MacBooks. Anyway, over the past 2 days I did some research looking for it, and I could not find nothing that actually works or it's even close to... So would some kind soul in here have a code that actually works on office for Macs? The office being used it's a Office 365, so everything it's up to date!

What do I need?

A code that works in a similar way of the code posted below, but that it's compatible with Macs ( code that allows user to look for the file on the computer, select it and import the file to the workbook).

Does anyone can help me please?

Thank you very much for your time!!!

VBA Code:
Sub Select_File_Or_Files_Windows()

    Dim FileToImport As Variant
    
    FileToImport = Application.GetOpenFilename(fileFilter:="CSV's  (*.csv), *.csv", Title:="Select file to import")
    If FileToImport <> False Then
        With ActiveSheet.QueryTables _
        .Add(Connection:="TEXT;" & FileToImport, Destination:=ActiveCell)
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = True
        .RefreshPeriod = 0
        .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
        .TextFilePlatform = 850
        .TextFileStartRow = 1
        .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
        .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
        .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
        .TextFileTabDelimiter = False
        .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
        .TextFileCommaDelimiter = True
        .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
        .TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1, 1)
        .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
        
    End With
End If
    
    MsgBox "Update Completed!"
 

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t0ny84

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Hey pedrinhogui,

This should hopefully help you - VBA Open Dialog On Mac
Code below is from this site - unfortunately I do not have a Mac to test this on.

VBA Code:
Sub Select_File_Or_Files_Mac()
    'Select files in Mac Excel with the format that you want
    'Working in Mac Excel 2011 and 2016 and higher
    'Ron de Bruin, 20 March 2016
    Dim MyPath As String
    Dim MyScript As String
    Dim MyFiles As String
    Dim MySplit As Variant
    Dim N As Long
    Dim Fname As String
    Dim mybook As Workbook
    Dim OneFile As Boolean
    Dim FileFormat As String

    'In this example you can only select xlsx files
    'See my webpage how to use other and more formats.
    FileFormat = "{""org.openxmlformats.spreadsheetml.sheet""}"

    ' Set to True if you only want to be able to select one file
    ' And to False to be able to select one or more files
    OneFile = True

    On Error Resume Next
    MyPath = MacScript("return (path to desktop folder) as String")
    'Or use A full path with as separator the :
    'MyPath = "HarddriveName:Users:<UserName>:Desktop:YourFolder:"

    'Building the applescript string, do not change this
    If Val(Application.Version) < 15 Then
        'This is Mac Excel 2011
        If OneFile = True Then
            MyScript = _
                "set theFile to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ without multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "return theFile"
        Else
            MyScript = _
                "set applescript's text item delimiters to {ASCII character 10} " & vbNewLine & _
                "set theFiles to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file or files"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ with multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "set applescript's text item delimiters to """" " & vbNewLine & _
                "return theFiles"
        End If
    Else
        'This is Mac Excel 2016
        If OneFile = True Then
            MyScript = _
                "set theFile to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ without multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "return posix path of theFile"
        Else
            MyScript = _
                "set theFiles to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file or files"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ with multiple selections allowed)" & vbNewLine & _
                "set thePOSIXFiles to {}" & vbNewLine & _
                "repeat with aFile in theFiles" & vbNewLine & _
                "set end of thePOSIXFiles to POSIX path of aFile" & vbNewLine & _
                "end repeat" & vbNewLine & _
                "set {TID, text item delimiters} to {text item delimiters, ASCII character 10}" & vbNewLine & _
                "set thePOSIXFiles to thePOSIXFiles as text" & vbNewLine & _
                "set text item delimiters to TID" & vbNewLine & _
                "return thePOSIXFiles"
        End If
    End If

    MyFiles = MacScript(MyScript)
    On Error GoTo 0

    'If you select one or more files MyFiles is not empty
    'We can do things with the file paths now like I show you below
    If MyFiles <> "" Then
        With Application
            .ScreenUpdating = False
            .EnableEvents = False
        End With

        MySplit = Split(MyFiles, Chr(10))
        For N = LBound(MySplit) To UBound(MySplit)

            'Get file name only and test if it is open
            Fname = Right(MySplit(N), Len(MySplit(N)) - InStrRev(MySplit(N), _
                Application.PathSeparator, , 1))

            If bIsBookOpen(Fname) = False Then

                Set mybook = Nothing
                On Error Resume Next
                Set mybook = Workbooks.Open(MySplit(N))
                On Error GoTo 0

                If Not mybook Is Nothing Then
                    MsgBox "You open this file : " & MySplit(N) & vbNewLine & _
                    "And after you press OK it will be closed" & vbNewLine & _
                    "without saving, replace this line with your own code."
                    mybook.Close savechanges:=False
                End If
            Else
                MsgBox "We skip this file : " & MySplit(N) & " because it Is already open"
            End If

            Next N
        With Application
            .ScreenUpdating = True
            .EnableEvents = True
        End With
    End If
End Sub

Function bIsBookOpen(ByRef szBookName As String) As Boolean
    ' Rob Bovey
    On Error Resume Next
    bIsBookOpen = Not (Application.Workbooks(szBookName) Is Nothing)
End Function
 

t0ny84

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Something else you could do (for compatibility):

#If Mac Then
[Mac specific code here]
#Else
[Windows specific code here]
#End If

The below script should show how VBA reads Mac.

VBA Code:
Sub OS Version()
MsgBox (Application.OperatingSystem)
End Sub
 

pedrinhogui

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Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2019
  3. 2016
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  1. Windows
  2. MacOS
Hey pedrinhogui,

This should hopefully help you - VBA Open Dialog On Mac
Code below is from this site - unfortunately I do not have a Mac to test this on.

VBA Code:
Sub Select_File_Or_Files_Mac()
    'Select files in Mac Excel with the format that you want
    'Working in Mac Excel 2011 and 2016 and higher
    'Ron de Bruin, 20 March 2016
    Dim MyPath As String
    Dim MyScript As String
    Dim MyFiles As String
    Dim MySplit As Variant
    Dim N As Long
    Dim Fname As String
    Dim mybook As Workbook
    Dim OneFile As Boolean
    Dim FileFormat As String

    'In this example you can only select xlsx files
    'See my webpage how to use other and more formats.
    FileFormat = "{""org.openxmlformats.spreadsheetml.sheet""}"

    ' Set to True if you only want to be able to select one file
    ' And to False to be able to select one or more files
    OneFile = True

    On Error Resume Next
    MyPath = MacScript("return (path to desktop folder) as String")
    'Or use A full path with as separator the :
    'MyPath = "HarddriveName:Users:<UserName>:Desktop:YourFolder:"

    'Building the applescript string, do not change this
    If Val(Application.Version) < 15 Then
        'This is Mac Excel 2011
        If OneFile = True Then
            MyScript = _
                "set theFile to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ without multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "return theFile"
        Else
            MyScript = _
                "set applescript's text item delimiters to {ASCII character 10} " & vbNewLine & _
                "set theFiles to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file or files"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ with multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "set applescript's text item delimiters to """" " & vbNewLine & _
                "return theFiles"
        End If
    Else
        'This is Mac Excel 2016
        If OneFile = True Then
            MyScript = _
                "set theFile to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ without multiple selections allowed) as string" & vbNewLine & _
                "return posix path of theFile"
        Else
            MyScript = _
                "set theFiles to (choose file of type" & _
                " " & FileFormat & " " & _
                "with prompt ""Please select a file or files"" default location alias """ & _
                MyPath & """ with multiple selections allowed)" & vbNewLine & _
                "set thePOSIXFiles to {}" & vbNewLine & _
                "repeat with aFile in theFiles" & vbNewLine & _
                "set end of thePOSIXFiles to POSIX path of aFile" & vbNewLine & _
                "end repeat" & vbNewLine & _
                "set {TID, text item delimiters} to {text item delimiters, ASCII character 10}" & vbNewLine & _
                "set thePOSIXFiles to thePOSIXFiles as text" & vbNewLine & _
                "set text item delimiters to TID" & vbNewLine & _
                "return thePOSIXFiles"
        End If
    End If

    MyFiles = MacScript(MyScript)
    On Error GoTo 0

    'If you select one or more files MyFiles is not empty
    'We can do things with the file paths now like I show you below
    If MyFiles <> "" Then
        With Application
            .ScreenUpdating = False
            .EnableEvents = False
        End With

        MySplit = Split(MyFiles, Chr(10))
        For N = LBound(MySplit) To UBound(MySplit)

            'Get file name only and test if it is open
            Fname = Right(MySplit(N), Len(MySplit(N)) - InStrRev(MySplit(N), _
                Application.PathSeparator, , 1))

            If bIsBookOpen(Fname) = False Then

                Set mybook = Nothing
                On Error Resume Next
                Set mybook = Workbooks.Open(MySplit(N))
                On Error GoTo 0

                If Not mybook Is Nothing Then
                    MsgBox "You open this file : " & MySplit(N) & vbNewLine & _
                    "And after you press OK it will be closed" & vbNewLine & _
                    "without saving, replace this line with your own code."
                    mybook.Close savechanges:=False
                End If
            Else
                MsgBox "We skip this file : " & MySplit(N) & " because it Is already open"
            End If

            Next N
        With Application
            .ScreenUpdating = True
            .EnableEvents = True
        End With
    End If
End Sub

Function bIsBookOpen(ByRef szBookName As String) As Boolean
    ' Rob Bovey
    On Error Resume Next
    bIsBookOpen = Not (Application.Workbooks(szBookName) Is Nothing)
End Function

Hi Tony,

I appreciate your time to look through that, however this code isn't what I am looking for, because my previous code does read and copy the infos from a CSV for my excel spreadsheet. The code you've sent only opens a CSV file.. I've tried to modify it, but I couldn't ( I've found on another forums people trying to change this same code but they also couldn't).

Thanks anyway :)

Does anyone else can help me please?

Cheers
 

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