Excel Macro export populated records to CSV file with time and date as name

Posted on 2015-02-17
Last Modified: 2015-02-19
I need a macro that will export all data from A3 to G3 all the way down to the last record with data and export this to C:\temp. The name of file needs to be the date in yyyymmddhmmss

Any help would be GREAT!
Question by:wilpitz
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Flyster earned 500 total points
ID: 40615574
This should give you what you're looking for:
Sub SaveAsCSV()
Dim fn As String
Dim i As Integer

i = Application.ActiveSheet.Cells.SpecialCells(xlLastCell).Row
fn = Format(Now(), "yyyymmddhmmss")
  Range("A3:G" & i).Select
    ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:= _
        "C:\Temp\" & fn & ".csv", FileFormat:=xlCSVMSDOS _
        , CreateBackup:=False
End Sub

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Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40618618
Is there data beyond column G that you don't want copying?

If not then you can just copy the sheet and save as csv, rather than creating a new sheet and copying and pasting data to it. Copying some of Flyster's suggestion:

fn = Format(Now(), "yyyymmddhmmss")
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="C:\Temp\" & fn & ".csv", FileFormat:=xlCSV, _

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Author Comment

ID: 40618624
Is there a way to close the new sheet once it is saved automaically.  I tried a couple of ways and I could not get it to work.

The rest of the code works great!! Will award points for above.
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Expert Comment

by:Rob Henson
ID: 40618630
Just add:


Author Closing Comment

ID: 40618843
Used  ActiveWorkbook.Close Savechanges:=False at the end to close the sheet, works GREAT!

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