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I have attached a nifty piece of code that Rory kindly supplied me. It opens the latest file in the prescribed fodlers.

Can i take this one stage further and ask it to bring me to a tab within that file which is going to be Very Hidden. The tab will be called Check

Thanks
Seamus
Sub OpenLatestFile()
   Dim initPath As String, Direc As String, strFile As String, strFinalFile As String
   Dim DT As Date, dteFile As Date
   Dim objFSO, objFdr, objSubFdr
   
   ' Change Path of parent directory here
   ' Don't forget the "\" after the path
   initPath = "\\ukhibmdata02\rights\Asset Services MI\Merit Payable & Receivables\2011\"
   
   Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set objFdr = objFSO.getfolder(initPath)
   
   ' loop through folders, checking names
   For Each objSubFdr In objFdr.subfolders
      If IsDate(objSubFdr.Name) Then
          If DT = #12:00:00 AM# Then
            DT = CDate(objSubFdr.Name)
            Direc = objSubFdr.Name
         Else
            If CDate(objSubFdr.Name) > DT Then
               DT = CDate(objSubFdr.Name)
               Direc = objSubFdr.Name
            End If
         End If
      End If
   Next objSubFdr
   ' check we found a date
   If Len(Trim(Direc)) <> 0 Then
      ' now need to loop through the files and find the last one
      ' assumes file names are like "09022011 Merit.xls"
      ' so we want the first 8 characters converted to a date
      strFile = Dir(initPath & Direc & "\*.xls")
      If strFile <> "" Then
         Do
            If dteFile < GetDateFromFileName(strFile) Then
               strFinalFile = strFile
               strFile = Dir
            End If
         Loop While strFile <> ""
         If Len(strFinalFile) > 0 Then Workbooks.Open initPath & Direc & "\" & strFinalFile
         
       
         
      Else
         MsgBox "No workbooks in " & initPath & Direc & "\"
      End If
   Else
      MsgBox "No date files found"
   End If
End Sub

Function GetDateFromFileName(strFile As String) As Date
   ' returns date from last 8 characters of file name
   ' assumes ddmmyyyy format
   Dim dteTemp As Date, strTemp As String
   strTemp = Right$(Replace$(strFile, ".xls", "", , , vbTextCompare), 8)
   If Len(strTemp) < 8 Then Exit Function
   strTemp = Left$(strTemp, 2) & "/" & Mid$(strTemp, 3, 2) & "/" & Mid$(strTemp, 5, 4)
   If IsDate(strTemp) Then GetDateFromFileName = CDate(strTemp)
End Function

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sdwalker earned 500 total points
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You'll just need to add a couple of lines at the bottom of the first subroutine.

sdwalker
Sub OpenLatestFile()
   Dim initPath As String, Direc As String, strFile As String, strFinalFile As String
   Dim DT As Date, dteFile As Date
   Dim objFSO, objFdr, objSubFdr
   
   ' Change Path of parent directory here
   ' Don't forget the "\" after the path
   initPath = "\\ukhibmdata02\rights\Asset Services MI\Merit Payable & Receivables\2011\"
   
   Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
   Set objFdr = objFSO.getfolder(initPath)
   
   ' loop through folders, checking names
   For Each objSubFdr In objFdr.subfolders
      If IsDate(objSubFdr.Name) Then
          If DT = #12:00:00 AM# Then
            DT = CDate(objSubFdr.Name)
            Direc = objSubFdr.Name
         Else
            If CDate(objSubFdr.Name) > DT Then
               DT = CDate(objSubFdr.Name)
               Direc = objSubFdr.Name
            End If
         End If
      End If
   Next objSubFdr
   ' check we found a date
   If Len(Trim(Direc)) <> 0 Then
      ' now need to loop through the files and find the last one
      ' assumes file names are like "09022011 Merit.xls"
      ' so we want the first 8 characters converted to a date
      strFile = Dir(initPath & Direc & "\*.xls")
      If strFile <> "" Then
         Do
            If dteFile < GetDateFromFileName(strFile) Then
               strFinalFile = strFile
               strFile = Dir
            End If
         Loop While strFile <> ""

         If Len(strFinalFile) > 0 Then 
           Workbooks.Open initPath & Direc & "\" & strFinalFile
           sheets("Check").visible = true
           sheets("Check").select
         End if
         
         
      Else
         MsgBox "No workbooks in " & initPath & Direc & "\"
      End If
   Else
      MsgBox "No date files found"
   End If
End Sub

Function GetDateFromFileName(strFile As String) As Date
   ' returns date from last 8 characters of file name
   ' assumes ddmmyyyy format
   Dim dteTemp As Date, strTemp As String
   strTemp = Right$(Replace$(strFile, ".xls", "", , , vbTextCompare), 8)
   If Len(strTemp) < 8 Then Exit Function
   strTemp = Left$(strTemp, 2) & "/" & Mid$(strTemp, 3, 2) & "/" & Mid$(strTemp, 5, 4)
   If IsDate(strTemp) Then GetDateFromFileName = CDate(strTemp)
End Function

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by:Seamus2626
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Thanks sdwalker!

Cheers
Seamus
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