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Thank you very much for your help.

I need to import a csv file into a table. I would like the use VBA to open a dialog box where the user can point to the selected file to import. The code below opens a dialog box and allows the user to select a file and it puts the file name in the text box. But it doesn't include the full path. I need the full path for my next section of code to import the file.

How can I get the path with the file name?  


Dim objDialog As Object
 Set objDialog = Application.FileDialog(3)
With objDialog
    .AllowMultiSelect = False
    .Show
    If .SelectedItems.Count = 0 Then
        MsgBox "No file selected."
    Else
        Me.FileNameTextBox = Dir(.SelectedItems(1))
    End If
End With
Set objDialog = Nothing

Thanks
Bob
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The Dir() function limits the output to just the filename.

For the full path, simply drop the dir():

Me.FileNameTextBox = .SelectedItems(1)

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by:Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)
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add another textbox for full path


Me.FilePathTextbox = .SelectedItems(1)
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by:Rwardlow
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Excellent, thank you very much.
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