working with files. Can't get this right...

mrpink

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Joined
Sep 26, 2002
Messages
7
Hi,

I need help with a macro. I can't manage to get this to work :(
What I want to do is the following:
I got two files, and I need to transfer data from one file to another. One file always has the same name (ie. bb.xls) and location, another file has a variable name/location, ie. I need to use the file which is currently open. I do this with
var_filename = ActiveWorkbook.Name
BUT when I try to use this active workbook in the following code
ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=var_filename!w_nr"
it always gives an error ...

Can anybody help me out? And please be gentle with me as I am a newbie.

Thanks

Code:
Sub move_to_bb_xls()
'

'
' get current filename
   var_filename = ActiveWorkbook.Name
'   MsgBox (var_filename)


' open file
    Workbooks.Open Filename:="C:w920bb.xls"
'search first new line
    Range("A1").Select
    Range("A500").Select
    Selection.End(xlUp).Select
    ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Range("A1").Select
' place data in BB.XLS
' ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=var_filename!w_nr"      ' WHY DOESN'T THIS WORK?????
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!w_nr"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!ordernr"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!date_bb"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!acpost"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!oa_name"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!end_bb"
    ActiveCell.Offset(0, 1).Range("A1").Select
    ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "='cos design16.XLS'!budget"

    Application.Goto Reference:="R1C1:r1000c7"
    Selection.Copy
    ActiveCell.Select
    Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks:= _
        False, Transpose:=False
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Selection.Borders(xlDiagonalDown).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlDiagonalUp).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlEdgeLeft).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlEdgeTop).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlEdgeBottom).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlEdgeRight).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlInsideVertical).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Borders(xlInsideHorizontal).LineStyle = xlNone
    Selection.Interior.ColorIndex = xlNone
    Selection.Font.Bold = True
    Selection.Font.Bold = False
    With Selection.Font
        .Name = "Arial"
        .Size = 10
        .Strikethrough = False
        .Superscript = False
        .Subscript = False
        .OutlineFont = False
        .Shadow = False
        .ColorIndex = xlAutomatic
    End With
    ActiveCell.Select
   ' Workbooks.Save Filename:="c:w920bb.xls"
   ' Workbooks.Close Filename:="c:w920bb.xls"
End
 

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DonkeyOte

MrExcel MVP
Joined
Sep 6, 2002
Messages
9,123
Do you not need to change your code from:

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=var_filename!w_nr"

to

ActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = "=" & var_filename & "!w_nr"
 

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