VBA help in excel getting a macro to call itself

mayaicar

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I'm very new to VBA and therefore this is probably a very simple question - I've just been stuck on it for a while now!

I have an excel workbook which requires certain values on each sheet to change each month (according to the month). I would like to code to perform the following things: i) run the macro even if excel isn't open, ii) for the macro to loop everyday (ideally early hours of the morning BST, but not crucial) throughout the month, iii) the macro to start running on work day 4 of each month, and finish on work day 3 of the following month, iv) to save the excel document with the updates the macro has performed.

Below is the code I currently have as a basis for August actuals (code is quite long but very simple!). Ideally I would like the code to perform the features above: run the macro everyday from 6th September 2021 to 5th October 2021 (both WD4s) and save the document. Thank you in advance!


VBA Code:
Sub August_drop_down()
'
' August_drop_down Macro
' All tabs within the file will choose August actuals. Designed to run on WD4 September.  Month = 8 Quarter = 3
'
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+g
'
Range("K51").Select
    Sheets("Abs. $MM - Spot FX").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Spot FX"
Range("K40").Select
    Sheets("Abs. $MM - Constant FX").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
Range("K51").Select
    Sheets("% GMS").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
Range("K54").Select
    Sheets("$ Per Order").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
Range("K60").Select
    Sheets("$ Per Unit").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
Range("K40").Select
    Sheets("$ Per Unit | ProcP focus").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K11").Value = 8
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2021
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K23").Value = 8
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
Range("M44").Select
    Sheets("Conventional OPPU view").Select
    Range("S1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("S2").Value = "INT6"
    Range("S3").Value = "2021"
    Range("S4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("S5").Value = "3"
    Range("S6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("S7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("T1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("T2").Value = "UK"
    Range("T3").Value = "2021"
    Range("T4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("T5").Value = "3"
    Range("T6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("T7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("U1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("U2").Value = "DE"
    Range("U3").Value = "2021"
    Range("U4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("U5").Value = "3"
    Range("U6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("U7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("V1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("V2").Value = "FR"
    Range("V3").Value = "2021"
    Range("V4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("V5").Value = "3"
    Range("V6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("V7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("W1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("W2").Value = "IT"
    Range("W3").Value = "2021"
    Range("W4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("W5").Value = "3"
    Range("W6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("W7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("X1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("X2").Value = "ES"
    Range("X3").Value = "2021"
    Range("X4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("X5").Value = "3"
    Range("X6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("X7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("Y1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("Y2").Value = "JP"
    Range("Y3").Value = "2021"
    Range("Y4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("Y5").Value = "3"
    Range("Y6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("Y7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AA1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AA2").Value = "INT6"
    Range("AA3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AA4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AA5").Value = "3"
    Range("AA6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AA7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AA8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AB1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AB2").Value = "UK"
    Range("AB3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AB4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AB5").Value = "3"
    Range("AB6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AB7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AB8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AC1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AC2").Value = "DE"
    Range("AC3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AC4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AC5").Value = "3"
    Range("AC6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AC7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AC8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AD1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AD2").Value = "FR"
    Range("AD3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AD4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AD5").Value = "3"
    Range("AD6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AD7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AD8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AE1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AE2").Value = "IT"
    Range("AE3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AE4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AE5").Value = "3"
    Range("AE6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AE7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AE8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AF1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AF2").Value = "ES"
    Range("AF3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AF4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AF5").Value = "3"
    Range("AF6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AF7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AF8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AG1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AG2").Value = "JP"
    Range("AG3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AG4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AG5").Value = "3"
    Range("AG6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AG7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AG8").Value = "% GMS"
    Range("AI1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AI2").Value = "INT6"
    Range("AI3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AI4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AI5").Value = "3"
    Range("AI6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AI7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AI8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AJ1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AJ2").Value = "UK"
    Range("AJ3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AJ4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AJ5").Value = "3"
    Range("AJ6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AJ7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AJ8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AK1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AK2").Value = "DE"
    Range("AK3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AK4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AK5").Value = "3"
    Range("AK6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AK7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AK8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AL1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AL2").Value = "FR"
    Range("AL3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AL4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AL5").Value = "3"
    Range("AL6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AL7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AL8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AM1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AM2").Value = "IT"
    Range("AM3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AM4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AM5").Value = "3"
    Range("AM6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AM7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AM8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AN1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AN2").Value = "ES"
    Range("AN3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AN4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AN5").Value = "3"
    Range("AN6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AN7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AN8").Value = "$ per unit"
    Range("AO1").Value = "Retail"
    Range("AO2").Value = "JP"
    Range("AO3").Value = "2021"
    Range("AO4").Value = "ALL"
    Range("AO5").Value = "3"
    Range("AO6").Value = "YTD"
    Range("AO7").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("AO8").Value = "$ per unit"
Range("AL10").Select
    Sheets("Top & Bottom Line").Select
    Range("K9").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K10").Value = 3
    Range("K11").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K12").Value = 2021
    Range("K13").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K15").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K16").Value = 3
    Range("K17").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K18").Value = 2020
    Range("K19").Value = "Actuals"
    Range("K21").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K22").Value = 3
    Range("K23").Value = "ALL"
    Range("K24").Value = 2021
    Range("K25").Value = "Guidance Q3"
    Range("K27").Value = "Constant FX"
End Sub
 

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Micron

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AFAIK, the only way you could run a macro on a closed workbook would be to use Task Scheduler, which comes with Windows. I think you'll also need a script that will do the actual work of calling the macro. Here's but one example (author states that pc has to be on, but I'm not sure if that is true).
 
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Joe4

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author states that pc has to be on, but I'm not sure if that is true
Yes, I think you will want the Scheduler job that runs on a computer that is always on.
I typically run these sorts of things from our servers, which are always on.
 

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The computer for sure has to be switched on. Hibernation wouldn't be a problem though, provided a specific task in WTS awakes the computer before any other task is performed.
 

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