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Extraction from XML file

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I have a folder full of XML files and i want a VBA script that pulls all the data out of the XML File and put in a XLSX File and the data need to be in the correct column headings
TEST.xml
Book2.xlsx
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jkpieterse earned 500 total points
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This should do the trick:

Sub ImportXMLFiles()
    Dim vFileNames As Variant
    Dim sPath As String
    Dim lFileCt As Long
    vFileNames = Application.GetOpenFilename("XML files (*.xml),*.xml", , "Please select the file(s) to import", , True)
    If TypeName(vFileNames) = "Boolean" Then Exit Sub
    
    For lFileCt = 1 To UBound(vFileNames)
        RefreshAndCopy CStr(vFileNames(lFileCt))
    Next
End Sub


Sub RefreshAndCopy(sFileName As String)
    Dim oSh As Worksheet
    
    With Worksheets("Sheet1").ListObjects(1).XmlMap
        .DataBinding.LoadSettings sFileName
        .DataBinding.Refresh
        .WorkbookConnection.Ranges(1).ListObject.DataBodyRange.Copy _
            Destination:=Worksheets("Sheet2").Cells(Worksheets("Sheet2").Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1)
    End With
End Sub

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Hi aikimark

Thank you for your speedy response.

When I run the VBA code I get this error message and also it copy's the data multiple times please see the attached screenshot.

Many thanks for your help

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by:jkpieterse
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What is on Sheet2? (the destination of the copy) Any merged cells on that sheet?
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by:Iconica
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It doesn't look like it its the same xlsx spreadsheet that I have sent you unless i'm doing something wrong
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by:jkpieterse
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I did not send you a file, just VBA code?
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by:Iconica
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Sorry what I ment was its the same Document im working of from the one that is attached to the original question I attached 2 files an xml and a xlsx  file and I have taken the VBA code and inserted this in excel and try to run the code and I selected the file I want to import then it copy's the data multiple times then errors
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I'm sorry, there was a tiny error in my code.
This line

        .WorkbookConnection.Ranges(1).ListObject.DataBodyRange.Copy _
            Destination:=Worksheets("Sheet2").Cells(Worksheets("Sheet2").Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Offset(1)

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needs to be replaced with this one:

        .WorkbookConnection.Ranges(1).ListObject.DataBodyRange.Copy _
            Destination:=Worksheets("Sheet2").Cells(Worksheets("Sheet2").Rows.Count, 1).End(xlUp).Offset(1)

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About the multiple times: Excel just imports what the xml contains and copies that entirely.
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by:Iconica
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Hi Again

Thank you for your help I am not getting any error messages now but what seems to be happening is that I have selected a few files to import but its not importing all of them only the last file to be imported.

if i'm importing the 1 file this is fine but if I am importing multiple files then this only imports the last file not all of the files.

Many thanks
Jon
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Doesn't it copy the data to sheet2?
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by:Gerwin Jansen
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>> Excel just imports what the xml contains and copies that entirely.
Try opening one file with Excel by selecting the file type XML - see what Excel is 'importing', note that Excel is asking for a schema file, do you have one? You will see the same double rows because opening is basically the same as the XmlMap function is doing (without schema). Try opening that file with a schema file, does Excel import it now as expected?
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This is working fine now thanks for helping me out with this issue

Many Thanks
John
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 0 points for Iconica's comment #a40618390

for the following reason:

Great solution you need to copy the VB code into visual basic and run the code
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Responded very quickly and the solution is really good would definitely recommend
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