Excel VBA, Open a Closed Workbook

I recommend readers to read the article below to further familiarize themselves with the process of automation:


The code below will open the workbook located in the path D:StuffBusinessTempTempFile.xlsx”:

Sub Example1()
Dim objWorkbook As Workbook
Set objWorkbook = Workbooks.Open("D:StuffBusinessTempTempFile.xlsx")
End Sub

Open File Dialog:

The code below will display an open file dialog and ask the user to select the location of the file to open:

Sub Example2()
Dim intChoice As Integer
Dim strPath As String
Dim objWorkbook As Workbook
'only allow the user to select one file
Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogOpen).AllowMultiSelect = False
'make the file dialog visible to the user
intChoice = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogOpen).Show
'determine what choice the user made
If intChoice <> 0 Then
'get the file path selected by the user
strPath = Application.FileDialog( _
Set objWorkbook = _
End If
End Sub


Open File Dialog
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2 thoughts on “Excel VBA, Open a Closed Workbook”

  1. Kumarapush says:

    Hai Pedrum Jalali, Nice info on how to open a workbook that is closed already. It is very much helpful for people who are trying to get data from workbook that is already closed. Also, the explanation, screen shot and Code is neat.

    1. pedrumj says:

      No problem. Glad you found it helpful 🙂

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