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Posted on 2014-02-04
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Using the code below to open a file.  How would I close the file?


    DIV = Application.GetOpenFilename(FileFilter:="xls*.Files (*.xls*), *.xls*", Title:="Please select a file")
   

      'browse boxes may be on the main parm sheet i.e. Sheets("Main").VAR_DIV = DIV
 '    Application.EnableEvents = False
'Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Sheets("Variances").VAR_DIV = DIV


     Workbooks.Open (DIV)
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Question by:leezac
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by:rspahitz
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Have you tried something like this:

    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    application.Quit

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If you have been selecting cells or worksheets, the active workbook may not be the one that you want to close. It is better practice to specify the workbook by name, or by using a variable pointing to it. Both alternatives are shown in the snippet below.
Dim DIV As String, flName As String
Dim wb As Workbook
DIV = Application.GetOpenFilename(FileFilter:="xls*.Files (*.xls*), *.xls*", Title:="Please select a file")
flName = Mid(DIV, InStrRev(Application.PathSeparator & DIV, Application.PathSeparator))
      'browse boxes may be on the main parm sheet i.e. Sheets("Main").VAR_DIV = DIV
 '    Application.EnableEvents = False
'Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Sheets("Variances").VAR_DIV = DIV

Set wb = Workbooks.Open(DIV)

    'Close the workbook without displaying a warning about unsaved file. Two alternatives are shown.
Workbooks(flName).Close SaveChanges:=False      'Close the file using its name
wb.Close SaveChanges:=False      'Close the file using a workbook variable

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by:leezac
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Brad - this is in relation to last post you helped with

This is what I am using to close.  the close line did not work until I added the Set line.  Is that correct though?
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Lastrow = ActiveSheet.Cells(Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).row
 
    Range("G4:G7" & Lastrow).Select
    Application.CutCopyMode = False
    Selection.Copy
    Windows("Cap Gain Div Cust Variance Template.xlsm").Activate
     Range("L3").Select
    Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _
        :=False, Transpose:=False
   'Close the workbook without displaying a warning about unsaved file. Two alternatives are shown.

Set wb = Workbooks.Open(DIV)
wb.Close SaveChanges:=False      'Close the file using a workbook
End Sub
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by:rspahitz
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In VBA, "Set" is required whenever assigning objects (such as workbooks and Sheets) to variables.
It's not needed for lines like this:
Application.CutCopyMode = False
because the property is not an object.
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