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Can I change an Excel file to CSV (Comma Delimited) in a batch

Posted on 2014-02-13
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I have daily excel files that I would like to convert to CSV (Comma Delimited) with a batch.  When I manually convert the files I get Microsoft advising me some features are not compatible and do I want to keep the workbook in this format, so I click Yes and it converts to CSV.  Then when I try to close the book, it asks do I want to save changes made to CSV file.  I click no and it closes and I have my CSV file ready to go.  

I would like to create a batch to transfer the files to CSV (Comma Delimited) and close the files.  

Also, if possible I would like to add today's date on each file. Example 2014-02-13

File Names:
Daily Red Wagons
Daily Red Trains
Daily Blue Wagons
Daily Blue Trains

Thanks,
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Question by:NNiicckk
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by:Bill Prew
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No way to do this in a pure batch (BAT) script solution.  Would a vbscript (VBS) script solution be acceptable?

~bp
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by:NNiicckk
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Yes, a VBS script would be acceptable.
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by:Qlemo
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PowerShell is another option. The code is nearly the same as in VBS.
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Bill Prew earned 500 total points
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Here's a VBS approach, let me know if it doesn't make sense.

Const cExcelCSV = 6

strDir = "B:\EE\EE28363894\Files\"
strExt = ".xls"
strCSV = ".csv"
arrList = Array("Daily Red Wagons","Daily Red Trains","Daily Blue Wagons","Daily Blue Trains")

Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.Visible = False
objExcel.DisplayAlerts = False

For Each strFile in arrList
   strPath = strDir & strFile & strExt
   If objFSO.FileExists(strPath) Then
      Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(strPath, False, True)
      objWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(strPath, strExt, strCSV), cExcelCSV
      objWorkbook.Close False
      Set objWorkbook = Nothing
   End If
Next

objExcel.Quit
Set objExcel = Nothing
Set objFSO = Nothing

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~bp
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