How to run a macro at same time across multiple workbook files?
This article, I will talk about how to run a macro across multiple workbook files at the same time without opening them. The following method can help you to solve this task in Excel.
To run a macro across multiple workbooks without opening them, please apply the following VBA code:
1. Hold down the ALT + F11 keys to open the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window.
2. Click Insert > Module, and paste the following macro in the Module Window.
VBA code: Run the same macro on multiple workbooks at same time:
Sub LoopThroughFiles() Dim xFd As FileDialog Dim xFdItem As Variant Dim xFileName As String Set xFd = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker) If xFd.Show = -1 Then xFdItem = xFd.SelectedItems(1) & Application.PathSeparator xFileName = Dir(xFdItem & "*.xls*") Do While xFileName <> "" With Workbooks.Open(xFdItem & xFileName) 'your code here End With xFileName = Dir Loop End If End Sub
Note: In the above code, please copy and paste your own code without the Sub heading and End Sub footer between the With Workbooks.Open(xFdItem & xFileName) and End With scripts. See screenshot:
3. Then press F5 key to execute this code, and a Browse window is displayed, please select a folder which contains the workbooks that you want to all apply this macro, see screenshot:
4. And then click OK button, the desired macro will be executed at once from one workbook to others.
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To post as a guest, your comment is unpublished.· 3 months agoVery useful macro, and it works fine, but I would like to be able to select which files from that folder I want the macro to be ran on? The files are not generated automatically in a separate folder, and I need to run different macros on each set of files from that folder, and then move them back in the initial folder.