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Opening an Excel spreadsheet with a Macro where the path is within an Excel Cell

Posted on 2015-02-22
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Last Modified: 2015-02-22
Hi Guys, I have an Excel macro which opens a spreadsheet path called : "g:\Finance\Price\Jan\Summary300115.xlsm" . It is variable path as the month folder changes (eg. Jan -> Feb). I want to feature the path on a Procedure tab from the source spreadsheet within cell "A10" and want to run the Macro so it open whatever path is in this Cell so all the members of my team who do not know about Macros can run knowing which spreadsheet they are opening. How do I do this? Cheers Justin
Question by:Justincut
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Expert Comment

ID: 40624140
Is this what you are looking for?
If your full path is in cell A10, the below macro will open it.

Put this in A10: g:\Finance\Price\Jan\Summary300115.xlsm
Then run this macro
Workbooks.Open Filename:=Range("A10")

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Author Comment

ID: 40624145
Yep. Is there a way I can link the path to change when the Month changes eg. Jan -> Feb without me having to physically type it?
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Wilder1626 earned 2000 total points
ID: 40624153
What you can also do is for example

Put in A10: g:\Finance\Price
Put in B10: Summary300115.xlsm

Then run the below macro
Workbooks.Open Filename:=Range("A10") & "\" & Format(Now, "mmm") & "\" & Range("B10")

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Expert Comment

ID: 40624156
This can also tell you if the folder does not exist:

Workbooks.Open Filename:=Range("A1") & "\" & Format(Now, "mmm") & "\" & Range("A2")
MsgBox "Folder does not exist"

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Expert Comment

ID: 40624162
You can also do the below. It will put in the message the path it's looking for:
Workbooks.Open Filename:=Range("A10") & "\" & Format(Now, "mmm") & "\" & Range("B210")
Exit Sub
MsgBox Range("A10") & "\" & Format(Now, "mmm") & "\" & Range("B10") & " Folder does not exist"

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