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excel – How to open a workbook specifying its path

Posted by: admin March 9, 2020 Leave a comment

Sub openwb()  
    ChDir "E:\sarath\PTMetrics131004\D8 L538-L550 16MY"
    Workbooks("D8 L538-L550_16MY_Powertrain Metrics_20131002.xlsm").Open    
End sub

Here, I am getting an error saying Subscript out of range on 3rd line. What should I do to open a workbook specifying its path?

How to&Answers:

Workbooks.open("E:\sarath\PTMetrics\20131004\D8 L538-L550 16MY\D8 L538-L550_16MY_Powertrain Metrics_20131002.xlsm")

Or, in a more structured way…

Sub openwb()
    Dim sPath As String, sFile As String
    Dim wb As Workbook

    sPath = "E:\sarath\PTMetrics131004\D8 L538-L550 16MY\"
    sFile = sPath & "D8 L538-L550_16MY_Powertrain Metrics_20131002.xlsm"

    Set wb = Workbooks.Open(sFile)
End Sub


You can also open a required file through a prompt, This helps when you want to select file from different path and different file.

Sub openwb()
Dim wkbk As Workbook
Dim NewFile As Variant

NewFile = Application.GetOpenFilename("microsoft excel files (*.xlsm*), *.xlsm*")

If NewFile <> False Then
Set wkbk = Workbooks.Open(NewFile)
End If
End Sub