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excel – Activating Workbooks written a cell

Posted by: admin May 14, 2020 Leave a comment


I’m working on an app that has to use two more excel files for its function. Names of those files change every day so I decided that both of those files are going to be opened from cells that contain functions to change the name based on the date like this.

Workbooks.Open Range("C2")
Workbooks.Open Range("C16")

Now the problem is that I don’t know how to switch between the books that I’ve opened. Normally I’d use something like this:


But I clearly can’t do that now. My idea was to activate App.xlsm and then activate a workbook written in the cell that I used like his:


However that doesn’t work. Now I’m not sure whether my code is wrong or whether this method just isn’t possible. Can someone help me please ?

How to&Answers:

Use variables to have a handle on the workbooks

    Dim wb1 as workbook
    dim wb2 as workbook

    set wb1 = Workbooks.Open (Range("C2"))
    set wb2 = Workbooks.Open (Range("C16"))

    ' Activate wb1 
    ' or activate wb2