Insert a new worksheet named 'listings' in all xlsx-files of a given folder

Dear Experts:

I would like to run a macro that accomplishes the following task:

Insert a worksheet named 'listings' in all files of a folder

The macro is to run from a xlsm-file that always resides in the folder where all the xlsx-files have to be worked on.

That is, the macro should work on any folder, i.e. - I guess - the code snippet 'ActiveWorkbook.path' should be part of the code.

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
Andreas HermleTeam leaderAsked:
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hippohoodCommented:
Hi,
the code below should do the job. Please, let me know if you have any issues with it

Sub InsertSheetInEveryFileInFolder()
Dim folderspec$

folderspec = Left(ThisWorkbook.FullName, Len(ThisWorkbook.FullName) - Len(ThisWorkbook.Name))

Dim fs, f, fc, f1, wb As Workbook, ws
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fs.GetFolder(folderspec)
Set fc = f.Files
For Each f1 In fc
    If UCase(Right(f1, 4)) = "XLSX" Then
        Set wb = Workbooks.Open(f1.FullName)
        Set ws = wb.Worksheets.Add
        ws.Name = "listings"
        wb.Close True
    End If
Next

End Sub

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Hi hippohood,

thank you very much for your swift support.

I am afraid to tell you that your code throws an error message on Line 12. Error Message is 438: Object does not support this property or method

Line 6 says 'ws' at the end. Shouldn't 'ws' be declared as well?

Help is much appreciated. Thank you very much in advance.

Regards, Andreas
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hippohoodCommented:
Sorry, Andreas. This would depend on your library settings. To simplify things you can just remove ".FullName" on line 12.

BTW, this code requires that all the XLSX files are not open, not read-only and don't have a sheet named "listings" already. You can add on error resume next statement to avoid hlating the macro if either of those conditions are not true.

See below a corrected code
Sub InsertSheetInEveryFileInFolder()
Dim folderspec$

folderspec = Left(ThisWorkbook.FullName, Len(ThisWorkbook.FullName) - Len(ThisWorkbook.Name))

Dim fs, f, fc, f1, wb As Workbook, ws
Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set f = fs.GetFolder(folderspec)
Set fc = f.Files

On Error Resume Next
For Each f1 In fc
    If UCase(Right(f1, 4)) = "XLSX" Then
        Set wb = Workbooks.Open(f1)
        Set ws = wb.Worksheets.Add
        ws.Name = "listings"
        wb.Close True
    End If
Next

End Sub
 

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Andreas HermleTeam leaderAuthor Commented:
Great, this did the trick.

Thank you very much for your professional and swift help.

Regards, Andreas
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