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How to batch convert multiple CSV files to XLS(X) files in Excel?

To convert a CSV file to XlS or XLSX file is very easy for you by applying the Save As feature. However, to convert multiple CSV files to XLS or XLSX files from a folder is time-consuming by saving one by one manually. Here I introduce a macro code to quickly batch convert all CSV files to XLS(x) files from a folder.

Batch convert CSV files to XlS(X) files with macro code


Batch convert CSV files to XlS(X) files with macro code

To convert multiple CSV files from one folder to XLS(X) files, you can do as below steps:

1. Enable a new workbook, press Alt + F11 keys to open Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, and click Insert > Module. See screenshot:
doc batch convert cvs xls 1

Note: Make sure all CSV files you want to convert are closed.

2. Then paste below macro code to the Module script, and press F5 key to run the code.

VBA: Convert CSV to XLS

Sub CSVtoXLS()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170814
    Dim xFd As FileDialog
    Dim xSPath As String
    Dim xCSVFile As String
    Dim xWsheet As String
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Application.StatusBar = True
    xWsheet = ActiveWorkbook.Name
    Set xFd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFd.Title = "Select a folder:"
    If xFd.Show = -1 Then
        xSPath = xFd.SelectedItems(1)
    Else
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If Right(xSPath, 1) <> "\" Then xSPath = xSPath + "\"
    xCSVFile = Dir(xSPath & "*.csv")
    Do While xCSVFile <> ""
        Application.StatusBar = "Converting: " & xCSVFile
        Workbooks.Open Filename:=xSPath & xCSVFile
        ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(xSPath & xCSVFile, ".csv", ".xls", vbTextCompare), xlNormal
        ActiveWorkbook.Close
        Windows(xWsheet).Activate
        xCSVFile = Dir
    Loop
    Application.StatusBar = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

3. In the popping out dialog, select the specified folder containing the CSV files you want to convert. See screenshot:
doc batch convert cvs xls 2

4. Click OK, all the CSV files in the selected folder have been converted to XLS files in it.
doc batch convert cvs xls 3

Tip: If you want to convert CSV files to XLSX files, you use below VBA code.

VBA: Convert CSV files to XLSX

Sub CSVtoXLS()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20170814
    Dim xFd As FileDialog
    Dim xSPath As String
    Dim xCSVFile As String
    Dim xWsheet As String
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Application.StatusBar = True
    xWsheet = ActiveWorkbook.Name
    Set xFd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFd.Title = "Select a folder:"
    If xFd.Show = -1 Then
        xSPath = xFd.SelectedItems(1)
    Else
        Exit Sub
    End If
    If Right(xSPath, 1) <> "\" Then xSPath = xSPath + "\"
    xCSVFile = Dir(xSPath & "*.csv")
    Do While xCSVFile <> ""
        Application.StatusBar = "Converting: " & xCSVFile
        Workbooks.Open Filename:=xSPath & xCSVFile
        ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(xSPath & xCSVFile, ".csv", ".xlsx", vbTextCompare), xlWorkbookDefault
        ActiveWorkbook.Close
        Windows(xWsheet).Activate
        xCSVFile = Dir
    Loop
    Application.StatusBar = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

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Realmente me funcionó, muchas gracias!
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Thanks for this macro code! It works and converts my csv's to xlsx and saves me time. The only problem I have is that the column name in cell A1 is gone.
I have to add this back to all the xlsx files because this is needed for further scripts I run on the xlsx files.
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Hi, Cyril, I have test the code again, the column name in A1 is still saved in the xlsx files.
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Not working. Copied same code.. Pop up comes to select csv but even though there are csv files in the folder, non appears in the browse list. any reason why?
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Buenos dias compa√Īeros

Adiciona a lo que hace el script, quisiera poder convertir inmediatamente el texto en columnas, por la opci√≥n que no es delimitado por ning√ļn tipo de caracter, adicional los tama√Īos de las columnas son diferentes. Vale la pena aclarar que si tomo cada archivo por separado y le aplico la opci√≥n de texto en columnas, bajo esa opci√≥n los puedo convertir sin problemas, abri√©ndolos uno por uno, pero si grabo esa macro y le aplico la misma macro a todos, inclusive usando la opci√≥n de "USAR REFERENCIAS RELATIVAS", no hace el proceso bien, porque el graba las posiciones de la delimitaci√≥n del archivo que uso de ejemplo, pero necesito que lo aplique nuevo a cada archivo, es decir, como si abriera cada archivo nuevo y le hiciera manualmente la opci√≥n de delimitaci√≥n y no aplique los valores de ubicaci√≥n de las columnas identificados en el archivo ejemplo.

Ya inserte esa opcion en este archivo, sin embargo pasa lo que indico en la lineas arriba, solo requiero saber como puedo hacer para aplicar la conversion a cada archivo, aplicando la delimitacion del campo como su fuera un archivo nuevo.


Workbooks.Open Filename:=xSPath & xCSVFile
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(xSPath & xCSVFile, ".csv", ".xlsx", vbTextCompare), xlWorkbookDefault

ESTA PARTE ES LA QUE AGREGUE APLICANDO EL FORMATO DEL TEXTO A COLUMNAS

StartRow:=1, DataType:=xlFixedWidth, FieldInfo:=Array(Array(0, 1), Array(18 _
, 1), Array(38, 1)), TrailingMinusNumbers:=True
ActiveCell.Cells.Select
ActiveCell.Cells.EntireColumn.AutoFit
ActiveCell.Offset(1, 0).Range("A1").Select
ActiveWorkbook.Save

HASTA AQUI AGREGUE YO

ActiveWorkbook.Close
Windows(xWsheet).Activate
xCSVFile = Dir

Loop
Application.StatusBar = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

No se si me hago explicar bien, pero es mi problema.
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yes it's not work.
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How would I incorporate code into the XLSX batch file routine to semicolon separate the data into separate columns? The code shared converts the file from a .csv to a .xlsx, but it doesn't separate the data into separate columns.
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This is working for me, but the file extension is not changing. Any tips?
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I had the same problem. If your source file has an extention in capital letters (.CSV) it doesnt work. Just replace .csv to .CSV in the code in line 22 and then it should work. Well, at least for me it did.
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Same for me -- all files remain .csv.
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All csv files you choose have been save as new excel files, the original files (csv) do not change, there are new excel files with same contents existing.
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I get an error "Object variable or with block variable not set" for this line:
xFd.Title = "/Users/[my.name]/Documents/[myFolder]" >> this is the path of a particular folder on my computer where I'm doing the conversion (the folder has a bunch of csv files inside)

Am I doing something wrong here?
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You have an error on line 22 of the csv to xlsx
With Error - ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(xSPath & xCSVFile, ".csv", ".xls", vbTextCompare), xlWorkbookDefault
Corrected - ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Replace(xSPath & xCSVFile, ".csv", ".xslx", vbTextCompare), xlWorkbookDefault
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Thanks for your reminder, I have updated it, thanks again.
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great article. How can I, save all the converted files in a new location? Can you please update the code and send it to me. Like allowing the user to choose his destination folder.


Thanks
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