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Copy data from one Excel file into another using a macro

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Let's say I am in Sheet1 of the target Excel file named File1.  I need a macro that will open File2, copy the contents of cell H4 in Sheet3 of File2 to cell B2 in Sheet1 of File1 and copy the contents of cell J10 in Sheet3 of File2 to cell B3 in Sheet1 of File1 and then close File2 and Save the changes made to File1. Ideally, I'd like to be able to press a command button or some other control to run the macro.

By the way, I'm presuming File2 has to be opened first in order to copy from it. That's why I indicated the open and close steps above. If those steps are not necessary, then skip. I'm just trying to copy data from and to specific locations (cell addresses) between two Excel files.
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There is more than one way to skin a cat but I think this is the best method:
Sub Demo()

    Dim wbSource As Workbook
    Dim wbTarget As Workbook

    ' First open both workbooks :
    Set wbSource = Workbooks.Open("  ") ' <<< path to source workbook
    Set wbTarget = ActiveWorkbook ' Workbooks.Open("  ") ' <<< path to destination workbook

    'Now, transfer values from wbSource to wbTarget:
    wbTarget.Sheets("Sheet1").Range("B2").Value = wbSource.Sheets("Sheet3").Range("H4")
    wbTarget.Sheets("Sheet1").Range("B3").Value = wbSource.Sheets("Sheet3").Range("J10")

    'Close source:
    wbSource.Close

End Sub

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If you don't want to open File2, you can get values from its cells using worksheet formulas and then replace those formulas with the values returned. The code below also saves File1 as requested.
Sub GetData()
Dim flPath As String, flName As String, frmla As String, shtName As String
flPath = "X:\VBA\Sample '13\"
flName = "Book2.xlsm"
shtName = "Sheet3"
frmla = Replace(flPath & "[" & flName & "]" & shtName, "'", "''")
With Worksheets("Sheet1")
    .Range("B2").Formula = "='" & frmla & "'!H4"
    .Range("B2").Formula = .Range("B2").Value
    .Range("B3").Formula = "='" & frmla & "'!J10"
    .Range("B3").Formula = .Range("B3").Value
End With
ActiveWorkbook.Save
End Sub

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by:dbfromnewjersey
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Thank you.
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