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How to send email if button is clicked in Excel?

Author: Siluvia Last Modified: 2020-07-22

Supposing you need to send email through Outlook by clicking a button in Excel worksheet, how can you do? This article will introduce a VBA method to achieve it in details.

Send email if button is clicked with VBA code


Send email if button is clicked with VBA code

Please do as follows to send an email through Outlook if a Command Button is clicked in Excel workbook.

1. Insert a Command Button in your worksheet by clicking Developer > Insert > Command Button (ActiveX Control). See screenshot:

2. Right-click the inserted Command Button, then click View Code from the right-clicking menu as below screenshot show.

3. In the opening Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, please replace the original code in the Code window with the following VBA script.

VBA code: Send email if button is clicked in Excel

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/14
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xOutMail As Object
    Dim xMailBody As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
    xMailBody = "Body content" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 1" & vbNewLine & _
              "This is line 2"
                  On Error Resume Next
    With xOutMail
        .To = "Email Address"
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = "Test email send by button clicking"
        .Body = xMailBody
        .Display   'or use .Send
    End With
    On Error GoTo 0
    Set xOutMail = Nothing
    Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub

Notes:

1). Please change the email body as you need in the xMailBody line in the code.

2). Replace the Email Address with the recipient email address in line .To = "Email Address".

3). Specify the Cc and Bcc recipients as you need in .CC = “” and .Bcc = “” sections.

4). Change the email subject in line .Subject = "Test email send by button clicking".

4. Press the Alt + Q keys simultaneously to close the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.

5. Turn off the Design Mode by clicking Developer > Design Mode. See screenshot:

From now on, every time you click on the Command Button, an email will be created automatically with specified recipients, subject and body. Please send the email by clicking the Send button.

Note: The VBA code is only working when you use Outlook as your email program.

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Comments (76)
Rated 3.5 out of 5 · 1 ratings
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Hi,

How do I send only one sheet from my workbook and not the whole workbook with the submitting button?
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Hi Diana,
Please try if the following VBA code can help.
Before using this code, make sure to replace ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1") with the actual name of the worksheet you want to attach. Also, be sure to set the email’s .To property to the actual recipient’s address.

This code creates a temporary workbook file in your temp folder, attaches it to an email, and then shows this email. After showing the email, it will delete the temporary file. If you prefer to send the email directly without displaying it, you can replace the .Display method with .Send.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20240411
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xOutMail As Object
    Dim xMailBody As String
    Dim xSheet As Worksheet
    Dim xTempWorkbook As Workbook
    Dim xTempFilePath As String
    Dim xTempFileName As String

    On Error GoTo ErrHandler
    ' Set the name of the worksheet you want to attach (e.g., "Sheet1")
    Set xSheet = ThisWorkbook.Sheets("Sheet1")

    ' Create the path and filename for the temporary file
    xTempFilePath = Environ$("TEMP") & "\"
    xTempFileName = "TempWorkbook" & Format(Now, "yyyymmddhhmmss") & ".xlsx"

    ' Copy the worksheet to a new workbook
    xSheet.Copy
    Set xTempWorkbook = ActiveWorkbook

    ' Save the new workbook as a temporary file
    xTempWorkbook.SaveAs xTempFilePath & xTempFileName

    ' Close the new workbook
    xTempWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False

    ' Create the Outlook application and Mail item
    Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)

    ' Set the email body content
    xMailBody = "Body content" & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
                "This is line 1" & vbNewLine & _
                "This is line 2"

    ' Set up the email details and display the email
    With xOutMail
        .To = "" ' Set the recipient's email address
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = "Test email sent by button clicking"
        .Body = xMailBody
        .Attachments.Add xTempFilePath & xTempFileName ' Attach the file
        .Display ' or use .Send to send the email directly
    End With

    Kill xTempFilePath & xTempFileName

    Set xOutMail = Nothing
    Set xOutApp = Nothing
    Set xSheet = Nothing
    Exit Sub

ErrHandler:
    MsgBox "An error has occurred: " & Err.Description
End Sub
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Why is it that the filename of the attachment has the %20 filled in for the spaces? How to remove them and have the original file name, Price Discrepancy form.xlsm instead of Price%20Discrepancy%20form.xlsm?
Thank you.
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Hi There,

I want to be able to attach a spreadsheet to an email and send it off, however, the difference is in the spreadsheet there is a date in cell A1 and description of works in cell A3, I want to be able to combine those and rename the spreadsheet to the attachments as per the date and description of works.

Thanks
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Hi Fadi,
The following VBA code can do you a favor. Please give it a try. Thank you.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()

    'Update 20221123
    Dim xFile As String
    Dim xFormat As Long
    Dim Wb As Workbook
    Dim Wb2 As Workbook
    Dim FilePath As String
    Dim FileName As String
    Dim OutlookApp As Object
    Dim OutlookMail As Object
    On Error Resume Next
    
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    
    FileName = Format(ActiveSheet.Range("A1").Value, "dd-mmm-yy") & " " & ActiveSheet.Range("A3").Value
    Set Wb = Application.ActiveWorkbook
    ActiveSheet.Copy
    Set Wb2 = Application.ActiveWorkbook
    Select Case Wb.FileFormat
    Case xlOpenXMLWorkbook:
        xFile = ".xlsx"
        xFormat = xlOpenXMLWorkbook
    Case xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled:
        If Wb2.HasVBProject Then
            xFile = ".xlsm"
            xFormat = xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled
        Else
            xFile = ".xlsx"
            xFormat = xlOpenXMLWorkbook
        End If
    Case Excel8:
        xFile = ".xls"
        xFormat = Excel8
    Case xlExcel12:
        xFile = ".xlsb"
        xFormat = xlExcel12
    End Select
    FilePath = Environ$("temp") & "\"

    Set OutlookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set OutlookMail = OutlookApp.CreateItem(0)
    Debug.Print FilePath & FileName & xFile
    Wb2.SaveAs FilePath & FileName & xFile, FileFormat:=xFormat
    With OutlookMail
        .To = ""
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = "Type your subject here"
        .Body = "Type your email body here."
        .Attachments.Add Wb2.FullName
        .Display
'        .Send
    End With
    Wb2.Close
    Kill FilePath & FileName & xFile
    Set OutlookMail = Nothing
    Set OutlookApp = Nothing
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False

End Sub
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Hello Guys,

Could you please help me with a VB code which should expand, Ungroup or Unhide base on if cell is selected with X and Y value
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Hi Santosh,
I don't quite understand what you mean. You may need to attach a screenshot or a sample file to describe the problem you encountered more clearly.
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Hi,
In my excel there is an chart, is there a way that when the button is pressed, the email is generated with the chart included into the body of the email?
Rated 3.5 out of 5
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Hi Jack,
The following VBA code can do you a favor. After clicking the button, a dialog box will pop up, please enter the name of the chart you will include in your email body.
In the code, please change "Sheet1" to the name of the sheet that contains the chart you will send.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Updated by Extendoffice 20220826
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xOutMail As Object
    Dim xStartMsg As String
    Dim xEndMsg As String
    Dim xChartName As String
    Dim xChartPath As String
    Dim xPath As String
    Dim xChart As ChartObject
    On Error Resume Next
    xChartName = Application.InputBox("Please enter the chart name:", "KuTools for Excel", , , , , , 2)
    If xChartName = "" Then Exit Sub
    Set xChart = Sheets("Sheet1").ChartObjects(xChartName) 'Change "Sheet1" to your worksheet name
    If xChart Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
    Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
    xStartMsg = "<font size='5' color='black'> Good Day," & "<br> <br>" & "Please find the chart below: " & "<br> <br> </font>"
    xEndMsg = "<font size='4' color='black'> Many Thanks," & "<br> <br> </font>"
    xChartPath = Application.ActiveWorkbook.Path & "\" & Environ("USERNAME") & VBA.Format(VBA.Now(), "DD_MM_YY_HH_MM_SS") & ".bmp"
    xPath = "<p align='Left'><img src="/%20&%20"cid:" & Mid(xChartPath, InStrRev(xChartPath, "\") + 1) & """  width=700 height=500 > <br> <br>"
    xChart.Chart.Export xChartPath
    With xOutMail
        .To = ""
        .Subject = "Add Chart in outlook mail body"
        .Attachments.Add xChartPath
        .HTMLBody = xStartMsg & xPath & xEndMsg
        .Display
    End With
    Kill xChartPath
    Set xOutMail = Nothing
    Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub
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Hi

I'm trying the initial request to simply have a button to open a new email but it doesn't seem to work.

Wondering if it has something to do with the " 'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/14" date.

Please let me know how to update this so I can get the button working :)
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Hi Jonathan Matthias,
This line 'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/14" is a remark we give to the VBA code, which has nothing to do with the running of the VBA code.
Please make sure that CommandButton1 in the first line of the code is the same name as your button.
The name of the button will be displaysed in the Name Box after selecting it. See the screenshot below.
https://www.extendoffice.com/images/stories/comments/comment-picture-zxm/email_button.png
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Hi everyone,

On the lines of the email I'm trying right 4 lines of text and even adding "vbNewLine" is returning some errors. Also I'm trying to reference a column on the email subject and isn't showing anything. I really would appreciate any help.

Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/14
Dim xOutApp As Object
Dim xOutMail As Object
Dim xMailBody As String
On Error Resume Next
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
ActiveWorkbook.Save

xMailBody = "Hi Kaitlyn," & vbNewLine & vbNewLine & _
"Please see the attached NPI form for for you review and approval." & vbNewLine & vbNewLine _
"Many thanks in advance, Liz"

On Error Resume Next
With xOutMail
.To = ""
.CC = ""
.BCC = ""
.Subject = "Updated NPI Form" & (B5)
.Body = xMailBody
.Attachments.Add ActiveWorkbook.FullName
.Display 'or use .Send
End With
On Error GoTo 0
Set xOutMail = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub
Sub GroupBox542_Click()
End Sub
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Hi Camila,
The following VBA code can do you a favor. Please give it a try. Thank you.
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click()
'Updated by Extendoffice 2017/9/14
    Dim xOutApp As Object
    Dim xOutMail As Object
    Dim xMailBody As String
    On Error Resume Next
    Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
    Set xOutMail = xOutApp.CreateItem(0)
    xMailBody = "Hi Kaitlyn," & vbNewLine & _
               "The second line" & vbNewLine & _
              "Please see the attached NPI form for for you review and approval." & vbNewLine & _
              "Many thanks in advance, Liz"
                  On Error Resume Next
    With xOutMail
        .To = ""
        .CC = ""
        .BCC = ""
        .Subject = "Updated NPI Form" & Range("B5")
        .Body = xMailBody
        .Display   'or use .Send
    End With
    On Error GoTo 0
    Set xOutMail = Nothing
    Set xOutApp = Nothing
End Sub
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How do I add code so that when the user submits the form via email to prompt them to include their name
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Hi Susy Fong,
I don't quite understand what you mean. Can you explain it more specifically?
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Hi, your tutorial has been very useful but if I wanted to include a range in the mail body instead of a string how would I go about that. Currently replacing the strings by referencing the cells is not working eg. xMailBody = ThisWorkbook.Activeworksheet("sheet1").Range("A2:F40") does not work
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Activeworksheet("sheet1").Range("A2:F40").Value will work
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Hi, perfect. Thank you. Is there any possibility to set also from which mail adress should be the mail sent? (in Outlook, I have two adresses, it automatically set one adress, but I need the second just for this makro) Thanks
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