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How to open an excel file by using browse window?

Author: Xiaoyang Last Modified: 2018-08-02

It may be easy and quick for you to open an excel file from a browse window when dealing with a workbook instead of minimizing the activated workbook to choose and open another workbook. This tutorial will talk about how to open an excel file by using browse window in Excel workbook.

Open an Excel file by using browse window with VBA code


Open an Excel file by using browse window with VBA code

To open an Excel workbook by using browse window, the following VBA code can help you, please do as this:

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: Open Excel workbook by using browse window:

Sub OpenNewBox()
Dim xFilePath As String
Dim xObjFD As FileDialog
Set xObjFD = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
  With xObjFD
        .AllowMultiSelect = False
        .Filters.Add "Excel Files", "*.xls; *.xlsx; *.xlsm; *.xlsb", 1
        .Show
        If .SelectedItems.Count > 0 Then
            xFilePath = .SelectedItems.Item(1)
        Else
            Exit Sub
        End If
    End With
    Workbooks.Open xFilePath
End Sub

3. After pasting above code, press F5 key to run this code, and the Browse window is displayed, then select an Excel workbook you want to open, and then click OK button, see screenshot:

doc open file browser 1

4. And the specific workbook will be opened immediately.

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Sub mail_merge()

On Error Resume Next

Dim xStrFile As String
Dim xFilePath As String
Dim xFileDlg As FileDialog
Dim xFileDlgItem As Variant
Dim xOutApp As Outlook.Application
Dim xMailOut As Outlook.MailItem
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Dim data_file As Workbook

'Set WB_Data_file = Workbooks.Open(ThisWorkbook.Sheets("sheet1").Range("h11").Value)
'WB_Data_file.Activate
'WB_Data_file.Sheets("sheet1").Activate
lastrow = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Range("a" & Rows.Count).End(xlUp).Row
'username1 = Environ.UserName
For i = 2 To lastrow

'******please change your files path here***********************
'C:\Users\BodapatiSarada\Desktop\Maxi project2\checking files
Path = "C:\Users\000H6P744\Desktop\Test project\" & ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Range("E" & i).Value & ".xlsx" ' we need to change path
Set xOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set xMailOut = xOutApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)
'If xFileDlg.Show = -1 Then
With xMailOut
.BodyFormat = olFormatRichText
.To = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Cells(i, 1).Value
.CC = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Cells(i, 2).Value
.Subject = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Cells(i, 3).Value
.body = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Cells(i, 4).Value
.Display
.Attachments.Add Path
.Display
.Send

Application.Wait (Now() + TimeValue("0:00:01"))
End With
ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Data ").Cells(i, 6).Value = "completed"

Next

Application.Wait (Now() + TimeValue("0:00:01"))

Set xMailOut = Nothing
Set xOutApp = Nothing
Application.ScreenUpdating = True

MsgBox "Completed"

End Sub




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