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How do I archive files in an excel script?

Posted on 2008-06-09
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I have to write a macro that will be attached to a command button.  The mscro needs to move all files beginning with COSTB and STATUSB to a different folder.  They all have an .xls extension.  I need to move then from c:\my\documents to c:\my documents\backup.  I know this is simple for a person that writes macros all of the time....but I am just beginning.
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StellanRosengren earned 125 total points
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Hi
You can use the FileSystemObject to move files (and do a lot of other things too). Here is an example that should do what you are asking for.

Regards,
Stellan
Sub ArchiveFiles()
    Dim fso As Object
    
    Dim sSourceDir As String
    Dim sTargetDir As String
    
    sSourceDir = "C:\my documents\"
    sTargetDir = "C:\my documents\backup\"
    
    Set fso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    
    fso.movefile Source:="COSTB*.xls", Destination:=sTargetDir
    fso.movefile Source:="STATUSB*.xls", Destination:=sTargetDir
    
End Sub

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by:ilrosebud26
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This looks great, I am going to attach this to my command button in the morning.  I will let you know what happens!

Rosemary
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by:ilrosebud26
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Thanks for your help.  This worked great on my local drive.
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