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How to open file in VBA – Excelchat

Macros files are easy to open in VBA by using the macros recorder. The pre-existing file is then opened in with VBA. This tutorial will teach us how to open macros file using VBA.

Figure 1: How to open excel file with VBA

Open Excel VBA Editor

  • To do this, we will open a workbook and press the “ALT+F11” keys as a shortcut to open the VBA editor.

Figure 2: Open VBA editor

  • We will now create a new module by clicking on “insert” and select “module

Figure 3: Open a new module in VBA

  • We will now type in “sub Browseforfile”, press the “enter” key, go back to our workbook, press the “ALT+F8” keys to run the title “Browseforfile”.

Figure 4: Browse Title

  • We will go back to our VBA page and paste “application.get”. This will bring out some options and we will select “GetOpenFilename”.

Figure 5: Getting a file name

  • We will edit the filename by typing “myFile =” before the “application.getopenfilename”, and type “,,Browse for workbook” after it. We will press the “enter” key and type “stop
  • We will press “F8” thrice to select what we have just typed and a dialogue box will open to help us track the file path in our workbook, but will not open it yet.

Figure 6: Editing and selecting filename

Figure 7: Creating file path

  • Now that the file is tracked into one of the cells on our workbook, we will clear off the “stop”, we will now type in this code in our VBAThisworkbook.sheets(“sheet1”).Range(“a4”) = myFile”. Thereafter, we will erase the “stop” on the page and click on “stop” in the tool icon.

Figure 8: Tracking file path

  • We will go back to our workbook page and open macros using “ALT+F8”, and then we will click on “browseforfile” to open the VBA file location.

Figure 9: Browsing for file

  • We will select the file and it will be displayed in “CELL A4

Figure 10: Selected file

  • To open any workbook file, we will go to the VBA page and type the code ‘open wb, then we will press the enter key and type “Workbooks.Open myFile”.

Figure 11: Opening another workbook document

  • We will go back to our workbook page and click on “macro”, select the “browseforfile”, select any document we want to open and it will open on a new tab.

Figure 12: Opening a document

Figure 13: Document opened

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