Excel VBA - if no workbook open add new blank one


What Excel VBA code would I use to check if there is a workbook open and if not add a new blank one.

Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAsked:
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Probably, You have to at least open one workbook to do VBA coding. So it must have at least one workbook open on Excel. Please write more about your question and need

So I guess you check whether some xls file workbook open or not, If not, create a blank workbook.
Is it what you want ? if so, please read the following code

 Sub check_open()
 Dim oldworkbook As String
 Dim newworkbook As String
 oldworkbook = "checkfile.xls"
 'Debug.Print InStr(ActiveWorkbook.name, oldworkbook)
 If InStr(ActiveWorkbook.name, oldworkbook) > 0 Then
 Debug.Print ActiveWorkbook.name
 'Workbooks.Add.SaveAs Filename:="c:\temp\" & newworkbook
 End If
 End Sub

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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
That's correct - you cannot use VBA code without a workbook. You can, however, run Automation code (e.g. from VB, PowerShell, VBS, ...) outside of Excel. But the way the question is asked, that is out of scope.
Rory ArchibaldCommented:
Not really - you can automate a different instance of Excel from Excel after all. Also, it depends if you regard an add-in as a workbook.

A simple Application.Workbooks.Count statement will tell you how many workbooks are open, including add-ins and hidden workbooks like Personal Macro workbooks.
Murray BrownMicrosoft Cloud Azure/Excel Solution DeveloperAuthor Commented:
Thank for the help
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