How to skip the SAVE AS dialog box in an Excel Macro

Posted on 2016-10-10
Last Modified: 2016-10-10

I currently have a macro to save as when a certain cell is changed and then input that cell as the name for the new workbook.

The problem is simply that when it does save, the save as dialog box appears.

And I've done it so it automatically changes the name around this box so whatever is put into the filename at this point will not do anything.

Is there a way to just hit the 'save' button, or skip the box entirely?

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    If Intersect(Target, Range("C16")) Is Nothing Then
    Exit Sub
   fileSaveName = Application.GetSaveAsFilename( _
   fileFilter:="Excel Files (*.xlsm), *.xlsm")

   If fileSaveName <> False Then
      Dim thisWb As Workbook
      Filename = "\Invoice " & Range("C16")
      Set thisWb = ActiveWorkbook
      thisWb.SaveAs thisWb.Path & Filename, FileFormat:=xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled
      If fileSaveName <> False Then
            MsgBox "Saved as " & thisWb.Path & Filename
    End If
   End If
    End If
End Sub

Question by:Al Co
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Rgonzo1971 earned 500 total points
ID: 41836849

pls try

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
    Dim thisWb As Workbook
    If Intersect(Target, Range("C16")) Is Nothing Then
        Exit Sub

        Filename = "\Invoice " & Range("C16")
        Set thisWb = ActiveWorkbook
        thisWb.SaveAs thisWb.Path & Filename, FileFormat:=xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled
        MsgBox "Saved as " & thisWb.Path & Filename
    End If
 End Sub

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by:Al Co
ID: 41836883
Mate that's awesome! Works perfectly, knew I'd overdone it haha

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