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vb macro strFileName based in field in excel sheet

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how can i make my output file name exported from excel (using a macro) be named after a field in the excel sheet itself?

i.e. the value from B1 from sheet 1


strDefFolder = Trim(InputBox(" Enter path to save file", "File Location", ""))
system = field B1

strFileName = system & Day

All help will do
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by:Qlemo
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You can use e.g. System = [B1].Value or System = Range("B1").Value if you are in Sheet1, or System = [Sheet1!B1].Value if in another sheet. Even better, name your field, and use that name instead of B1.
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suppose field B1 contains "myfile.txt" and field B1 resides in worksheet sheet1, the solution could be something in the line of:

dim temp as variant
temp = Split(worksheets("sheet1").range("B1").value,".")
strFileName = temp(0) & Date & "." & temp(1)

resulting in strFilename containing "myfile26-12-2013.txt"
(atleast it would be in Dutch date notation :-) )
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by:rutgermons
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Thanks CvD, your comment was the most complete solution and worked for me!

cheers
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