Simple Macro - Remove hardcoded Spreadsheet name

Posted on 2011-02-16
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
See attached code.
This code was generated by "Recording" key strokes.  (I think)

The sequence is as follows;
1. Open workbook "BOOK_A".

2. Run the macro below which opens workbook "BOOK_B" (and copies data from "BOOK_B")

3. The data from "BOOK_B" is then pasted into "BOOK_A".

Question: I do not want to hardcode the "BOOK_A" workbook in the VBA.  Since I begin in BOOK_A how can I simply re-activate this book without specifying the hard-coded name.

This is the problem VBA line (I merely want to re-activate the sheet that I started in).

Sub TBImportIRE()
' TBImportIRE Macro
    Sheets("IRE TB - Current").Select
End Sub

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Question by:Patrick O'Dea
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Runrigger earned 500 total points
ID: 34906511
Private Sub test()
Dim wkbTarget As Workbook

    Set wkbTarget = ActiveWorkbook

End Sub
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ID: 34906518
ActiveWorkbook = your BOOK_A, I am assuming that the macro is run from BOOK_A?

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by:Patrick O'Dea
ID: 34906779
Great , thanks

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