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Hello Experts,

I am trying to cut down on the amount of effort I have to do in getting files into a directory, changing their name and then automatically importing the file data into a Excel spreadsheet.

Each day I get a file called Unsuccessful_Account_Validation[previous days date], for example Unsuccessful_Account_Validation_Mar_10_2014.  I can get the file by using vPath = Application.GetOpenFilename("CSV (Comma Delimited) (*.csv),*.csv"

But because the file name is dynamic I cannot close the file using  Windows(filename.csv").Activate
ActiveWindow.close

Any help you could give me would be greatly appreciated.

Regards,
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by:nutsch
ID: 39918376
How about

dim wbkCSV as workbook
vPath = Application.GetOpenFilename("CSV (Comma Delimited) (*.csv),*.csv"

wbkCSV=workbooks.open(vPath)
'do your stuff here

wbkCSV.close(false)

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by:SStory
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If the data is a CSV and the same format every day and comes without headers, I'd change it from .xls to a simple .CSV and append the data to the CSV file.

So Example:
MainFile.csv                     (Excel and LibreOffice or any spreadsheet can read this)

NewFileWhateverName.CSV

From the commandline
Type NewFileWhateverName.CSV >> MainFile.csv

the >> will concatenate (append the data in NewFileWhateverName.CSV to MainFile.csv

You can then open that file...or not, but the data will be there.
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by:Sonia Bowditch
ID: 39918421
Hello nutsch,

Thanks for getting back to me so quickly.  

I can't get it to work.  For some reason it falls over at wbkCSV=workbooks.open(vPath).  The message I get is 'Object doesn't support this property or method'.

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by:Sonia Bowditch
ID: 39918427
Hello SStory,

The .CSV files I get each day are imported into Excel for further formatting and analysis.  

Regards,
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nutsch earned 2000 total points
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My bad, try instead

Set wbkCSV=workbooks.open(vPath)
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by:Sonia Bowditch
ID: 39919948
Hello Nutsch,

I am getting an object required error when it hits:-

wbkCSV = Workbooks.Open(vPath)


Regards,
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by:Sonia Bowditch
ID: 39920339
Thanks Nutsch,

I did a bit of fiddling with my code and got it to work.

Thank you so much.

Regards,
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