Macro to import multiple TXT files (without column headings) from a fixed directory into a single worksheet

Posted on 2009-07-15
Last Modified: 2012-06-27
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RobSampson provided the attached code in an earlier question and it works great to import multiple .txt files into a single Excel workbook. However, It appears that this code expects column headings in the source files to work properly. The first file in the list is imported in its entirety but subsequent files have the first row omitted. How can I modify the code to work with source files without column headings.

Thanks for your help!

My data does not have column headings.

Private Declare Function SetCurrentDirectoryA Lib _

            "kernel32" (ByVal lpPathName As String) As Long


Public Function ChDirNet(szPath As String) As Boolean

'based on Rob Bovey's code

    Dim lReturn As Long

    lReturn = SetCurrentDirectoryA(szPath)

    ChDirNet = CBool(lReturn <> 0)

End Function



Sub Get_CSV_Files_To_One_WB()

'For Excel 2000 and higher

    Dim Fnum As Long

    Dim mybook As Workbook

    Dim basebook As Workbook

    Dim CSVFileNames As Variant

    Dim SaveDriveDir As String

    Dim ExistFolder As Boolean


    'Save the current dir

    SaveDriveDir = CurDir


    'You can change the start folder if you want for

    'GetOpenFilename,you can use a network or local folder.

    'For example ChDirNet("C:\Users\Ron\test")

    'It now use Excel's Default File Path


    ExistFolder = ChDirNet(Application.DefaultFilePath)

    If ExistFolder = False Then

        MsgBox "Error changing folder"

        Exit Sub

    End If


    ' Make sure all cells are "Text" format before import

    Cells.NumberFormat = "@"



    ' Get user to select the file(s)

    'CSVFileNames = Application.GetOpenFilename _

    '    (filefilter:="CSV Files (*.csv), *.csv", MultiSelect:=True)

    CSVFileNames = Application.GetOpenFilename _

        (filefilter:="TXT Files (*.txt), *.txt", MultiSelect:=True)


    If IsArray(CSVFileNames) Then


        On Error GoTo CleanUp


        With Application

            '.ScreenUpdating = False

            .EnableEvents = False

        End With


        'Add workbook with one sheet

        'Set basebook = Workbooks.Add(xlWBATWorksheet)

        Set basebook = ActiveWorkbook


        'Delete all sheets except the first sheet of basebook

        On Error Resume Next

        Application.DisplayAlerts = False

        While basebook.Sheets.Count > 1



        Application.DisplayAlerts = True

        On Error GoTo 0


        'Loop through the array with csv files

        For Fnum = LBound(CSVFileNames) To UBound(CSVFileNames)


            'Set mybook = Workbooks.Open(CSVFileNames(Fnum))

            Workbooks.OpenText Filename:= _

               CSVFileNames(Fnum), Origin:=437, StartRow:= _

               1, DataType:=xlDelimited, TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, _

               ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True _

               , Space:=False, Other:=False, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(1, 2), Array(2, 2), _

               Array(3, 2), Array(4, 2), Array(5, 2), Array(6, 2), Array(7, 2), Array(8, 2), _

               Array(9, 2), Array(10, 2), Array(11, 2), Array(12, 2), Array(13, 2), Array(14, 2), _

               Array(15, 2)), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True


            Set mybook = ActiveWorkbook


            intLastRow = mybook.Worksheets(1).Cells(65536, 1).End(xlUp).Row

            intLastCol = mybook.Worksheets(1).Cells(1, 256).End(xlToLeft).Column

            intLastBaseRow = basebook.Sheets(1).Cells(65536, 1).End(xlUp).Row

            If intLastBaseRow > 1 Then

                intLastBaseRow = intLastBaseRow + 1

                intFirstRow = 2


                intFirstRow = 1

            End If

            mybook.Worksheets(1).Range(Cells(intFirstRow, 1).Address & ":" & Cells(intLastRow, intLastCol).Address).Copy _

                basebook.Sheets(1).Cells(intLastBaseRow, "A")


            mybook.Close savechanges:=False


        Next Fnum


        With Application

            .ScreenUpdating = True

            .EnableEvents = True

        End With



        basebook.Sheets(1).Cells(1, "A").Select


        MsgBox "Please save this save the file."




        ChDirNet SaveDriveDir


        With Application

            .ScreenUpdating = True

            .EnableEvents = True

        End With

    End If

End Sub

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Question by:dking_wri

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Jaffa0 earned 500 total points
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Change this bit
            If intLastBaseRow > 1 Then
                intLastBaseRow = intLastBaseRow + 1
                intFirstRow = 2
                intFirstRow = 1
            End If

to this:

            If intLastBaseRow > 1 Then
                intLastBaseRow = intLastBaseRow + 1
                intFirstRow = 1
                intFirstRow = 1
            End If

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Worked perfectly.  Thanks for your help!

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