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How can I run an Excel macro from a command line

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How can I run an Excel macro from a command line. The excel sheet is attached.

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Dallag
test3.xlsm
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by:ste5an
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There is no simple way to do this. So the question is: Why do you want to this?

One option is to use the Workbook Open event, but then your macro is run always when you open the workbook:
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Another option is to use a VBScript to automate Excel:

Option Explicit

Dim Excel

Set Excel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
Excel.Visible = True
Excel.Workbooks.Open "C:\Temp\Book1.xlsm"
Excel.Run "YourMacroName"
Set Excel = Nothing

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Where your macro is placed in a standard module.
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by:dallagmm
ID: 41824869
The VBS script is OK with me but I couldn't run the script. Please check

the vbscript.vbs file

Dim args, objExcel

Set args = wscript.arguments
set objExcel = createobject("Excel.application")

objExcel.workbooks.open args(0)
objExcel.visable = True

ObjExcel.Run "CommandButton1_Click"

ObjExcel.ActiveWorkbook.save
ObjExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Close(0)
ObjExcel.Quit 

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the batch file to run the script
cscript script.vbs "G:\00 Aramco\000 Projects\000 Unconventional_Gas\UR_Jafurah\Codes\test3.xlsm" 

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ste5an earned 500 total points
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The problem is that your CommandButton1_Click is an event procedure in the workbook. It is also declared private, thus it is not a runnable macro.

Modify your code.

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Option Explicit

Dim args, objExcel

Set args = WScript.Arguments
set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")

objExcel.Visible = True
objExcel.Workbooks.open args(0)
objExcel.Run args(1)

'objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.save
'objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Close(0)
'objExcel.Quit 

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by:dallagmm
ID: 41824895
very good but I am getting the warning attached. How can I get red of that?

Regards,

Dallag
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by:ste5an
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You've entered either directly or by your default settings some "private" information.

See also Remove hidden data and personal information by inspecting workbooks.

But this should be a separate question.
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thank you for your help
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