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

Posted on 2010-08-24
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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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Question by:brukilla
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Jerry Miller earned 500 total points
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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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by:MWGainesJR
ID: 33520942
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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by:brukilla
ID: 33522390
Did what I wanted.
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