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How to import text files to Excel as separate sheets with original names in Excel?

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2020-11-19

Have you ever tried to import text files to Excel as separate sheets with the files’ original names in Excel? In this article, I introduce a VBA code to quickly import text files from one folder to Excel with the names.
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Import text files to Excel with names


Import text files to Excel with names

1. Enable Excel, press Alt + F11 keys to enable Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications window, then click Insert > Module.
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2. Copy and paste below code to the Module script.

VBA: Import text files with names

Sub LoadPipeDelimitedFiles()
'UpdatebyExtendoffice20181010
    Dim xStrPath As String
    Dim xFileDialog As FileDialog
    Dim xFile As String
    Dim xCount As Long
    Dim xWS As Worksheet
    
    On Error GoTo ErrHandler
    Set xFileDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
    xFileDialog.AllowMultiSelect = False
    xFileDialog.Title = "Select a folder [Kutools for Excel]"
    If xFileDialog.Show = -1 Then
        xStrPath = xFileDialog.SelectedItems(1)
    End If
    If xStrPath = "" Then Exit Sub
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    xFile = Dir(xStrPath & "\*.txt")
    Do While xFile <> ""
        xCount = xCount + 1
        Set xWS = Sheets(xCount)
        xWS.Select
        xWS.Name = "TEXT " & Left(xFile, Len(xFile) - 4)
        With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:="TEXT;" _
          & xStrPath & "\" & xFile, Destination:=Range("A1"))
            .Name = "a" & xCount
            .FieldNames = True
            .RowNumbers = False
            .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
            .PreserveFormatting = True
            .RefreshOnFileOpen = False
            .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
            .SavePassword = False
            .SaveData = True
            .AdjustColumnWidth = True
            .RefreshPeriod = 0
            .TextFilePromptOnRefresh = False
            .TextFilePlatform = 437
            .TextFileStartRow = 1
            .TextFileParseType = xlDelimited
            .TextFileTextQualifier = xlTextQualifierDoubleQuote
            .TextFileConsecutiveDelimiter = False
            .TextFileTabDelimiter = False
            .TextFileSemicolonDelimiter = False
            .TextFileCommaDelimiter = False
            .TextFileSpaceDelimiter = False
            .TextFileOtherDelimiter = "|"
            .TextFileColumnDataTypes = Array(1, 1, 1)
            .TextFileTrailingMinusNumbers = True
            .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
            xFile = Dir
        End With
    Loop
    Application.ScreenUpdating = True
    Exit Sub
ErrHandler:
    MsgBox "no files txt", , "Kutools for Excel"
End Sub

3. Press F5 to run the code, then select a folder which contains text files you want to import to Excel in the Select a folder dialog.
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4. Click OK, the text files in the folder have been imported in Excel as single sheet with their own names.

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