VBA to copy multiple Excel 2007 worksheets from one workbook to another

Posted on 2011-02-23
Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I need to copy a fixed number (say 25) of worksheets from an Excel file to another Excel file.
The first XLS contains raw data and the second is a template that formats the data and creates charts.  The worksheets have different names in each XLS file.  I don't need to copy the entire worksheet, just a range such as A1:E10.
 I know I can hard code the worksheet names and do this, but I'm hoping there's a way to just loop through and get the first 25 worksheets from the first file and add the data to the first 25 worksheets in the second file.
Question by:Ed_CLP
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Patrick Matthews earned 250 total points
ID: 34960670
Something like this should work:

Sub MakeItHappen()

    Dim SourceWb As Workbook, DestWb As Workbook
    Dim Counter As Long

    Set SourceWb = Workbooks("Source.xls")
    Set DestWb = Workbooks("Destination.xls")

    For Counter = 1 To 25
        SourceWb.Worksheets(Counter).[a1:e10].Copy DestWb.Worksheets(Counter).[a1]

    MsgBox "Done"

End Sub

Author Comment

ID: 34960896
Thanks for the fast reply.  I'm getting a Run-time error 9, Subscript out of range on
Set DestWb = Workbooks("destination.xls")
Any idea why?  

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by:Patrick Matthews
ID: 34960951
You need to update the names of the 'source' and 'destination' workbooks :)
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Expert Comment

ID: 34960980
Ed_CLP: Also one quick question. When you say fixed number of worksheets, what do you exactly mean? Because if you have 30 worksheets then the above code will copy only the first 25 and not the 25 sheets that you actually want to copy...


Author Comment

ID: 34961352
I actually named my files source and destination;
Set SourceWb = Workbooks("source.xlsm")
    Set DestWb = Workbooks("destination.xlsm")
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Expert Comment

ID: 34961406
Ed_CLP: Seems like you ignored my question...

Anyways here is another question based on your above post.

Is your destination workbook closed or open?


Author Comment

ID: 34961524
@SiddharthRout - I tried it both with the destination.xlsm open and closed and get the same error.
On the number of worksheets, I want a fixed number not all of them.
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Assisted Solution

SiddharthRout earned 250 total points
ID: 34961603
If the workbook is closed then you will have to refer to it as

Set DestWb = Workbooks.Open("C:\destination.xls")

Regarding "fixed number" do you want the first 25 sheet or 25 sheets that you want to select?


Author Comment

ID: 34961782
Setting the file path and using the closed workbook is working.
I split the points because you were both very helpful in answering my question.

Author Closing Comment

ID: 34961798
Great answers!

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