Open run Macro and Close Excel file plus delete another file

Posted on 2014-04-10
Last Modified: 2014-04-12
Hello Experts,

I have bespoke application that exports a CSV file as 'EXPORT.csv' to my desktop, this file is used to update an Excel spreadsheet called 'SPECIFICATION.xlsx' which has a Macro within called  'CSVSETUP'  that will load the 'EXPORT.csv' file to update 'SPECIFICATION.xlsx' - and my application can call a program that should enable me to run this in the background when 'EXPORT.csv' is sent to the desktop.  

What i wish to do is to simply call 'SPECIFICATION.xlsx' and open it to run the Macro, Save 'SPECIFICATION.xlsx'  and Close it when the Macro has finished running  plus Delete 'EXPORT.csv' from the Desktop when this process is completed.  

What would be the easiest method to do this task and how should any code required to do this be written?

Thank you, in advance of any reply?
Question by:phoenix55
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RobSampson earned 500 total points
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Hi, this is untested, but I think it should do the job.



strExcelFile = Replace(WScript.ScriptFullName, WScript.ScriptName, "") & "Specification.xlsm"
strWBName = Mid(strExcelFile, InStrRev(strExcelFile, "\") + 1)
strMacroName = "MacroName"
strMacroPath = strWBName & "!" & strMacroName

Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.Visible = True
Set objWB = objExcel.Workbooks.Open(strExcelFile, False, False)
objWB.Application.Run strMacroPath
objWB.Close False

Set objShell = CreateObject("WScript.Shell")
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
objFSO.DeleteFile objShell.ExpandEnvironmentStrings("%UserProfile%") & "\Desktop\EXPORT.csv", True

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Expert Comment

ID: 39993289
That's VBScript code, by the way, so place the .VBS file in the same folder as the Specifications.xlsm file, and it should work.



Author Comment

ID: 39993333
Okay, thanks for the prompt reply Rob, will give it a try today.
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Author Comment

ID: 39996498
Hi Rob,

Gave the code a try out but it needs a line inserted to enable the Macro's, could you advise please?

Author Closing Comment

ID: 39996639
Right, sorted enabled macro's.  Code works brilliantly Rob, much appreciated, thank you.
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Expert Comment

ID: 39996754
Thanks for the grade. Typically you need to manually lower the macro security or add the file to Trusted Locations. You probably could do that with a script but it's easier to do it manually.


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