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Copy data to open workbook from two others in the background.

The attached code gets the datafrom the two other workbooks to the open workbook, but it doesn't do it in the background. How do I get the code to keep the other two workbooks from opening up to the screen, notifying the user that there is a lot of data on the clipboard when the file closes, etc. If you see any other things that I could clean up, let me know.
Sub getDATA()

Dim sourceSAS, sorceFN, targetSAS, targetFN, finalSAS, finalFN

'perform saveAS for finalSAS
MsgBox ("Select location and enter a name for the finalSAS file.")
finalSAS = Application.GetSaveAsFilename _
(Title:="Please choose a location and name for the final SAS file.", _
FileFilter:="Excel Files *.xls (*.xls),")

    If finalSAS = False Then
        MsgBox "No file specified.", vbExclamation, "No file selected!!!"
        Exit Sub
    End If
MsgBox ("finalSAS: " & finalSAS)
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:=finalSAS
finalFN = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Name

'get sourceSAS location
MsgBox ("Select the source SAS. This is the older SAS most likely filled out by the SAs.")
sourceSAS = Application.GetOpenFilename _
(Title:="Please choose the source SAS xml file to import", _
FileFilter:="Excel Files *.xml (*.xml),")

    If sourceSAS = False Then
        MsgBox "No file specified.", vbExclamation, "No file selected!!!"
        Exit Sub
    End If

MsgBox ("sourceSAS: " & sourceSAS)

'get targetSAS location
MsgBox ("Select the target SAS. This is the new SAS. You want to populate this one with the comments from the source SAS.")
targetSAS = Application.GetOpenFilename _
(Title:="Please choose the target SAS xml file to import", _
FileFilter:="Excel Files *.xml (*.xml),")

    If targetSAS = False Then
        MsgBox "No file specified.", vbExclamation, "No file selected!!!"
        Exit Sub
    End If
MsgBox ("targetSAS: " & targetSAS)

ApplicationScreenUpdating = False
ApplicationDisplayAlerts = False

'copy from sourceSAS
Workbooks.Open (sourceSAS)
ApplicationScreenUpdating = False
ApplicationDisplayAlerts = False
sorceFN = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Name
Sheets("SAS").Activate
Cells.Select
Selection.Copy
Workbooks(finalFN).Activate
Sheets("sourceSAS").Activate
Cells.Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Workbooks(sorceFN).Activate
ApplicationCutCopyMode = False
Workbooks(sorceFN).Close False

'copy from targetSAS
Workbooks.Open (targetSAS)
ApplicationScreenUpdating = False
ApplicationDisplayAlerts = False
targetFN = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Name
Sheets("SAS").Activate
Cells.Select
Selection.Copy
Workbooks(finalFN).Activate
Sheets("targetSAS").Activate
Cells.Select
ActiveSheet.Paste
Workbooks(targetFN).Activate
ApplicationCutCopyMode = False
Workbooks(targetFN).Close False

ApplicationScreenUpdating = True
ApplicationDisplayAlerts = True


End Sub

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brukilla
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brukilla
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Jerry MillerCommented:
I use this to hide Excel workbooks. I place the 'Visible = False' section after the Workbook.Open event.


In the declarations section:
Dim objXls As Excel.Application

Set objXls = CreateObject("Excel.Application")


objXls.Visible = False
objXls.Application.DisplayAlerts = False

<your code here>

objXls.Application.DisplayAlerts = True
objXls.Visible = True
Set objXls = nothing

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MWGainesJRCommented:
you can also use:
application.cutcopymode = false
before closing the file.  this will empty the clipboard and won't prompt the user to clear it.
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brukillaAuthor Commented:
Did what I wanted.
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