What This VBA Code Does
This VBA macro will let you select a folder path and loop through each of the Excel files in the folder. The following macro code
- Opens each Excel file within the user-selected folder
- Performs a task
- Saves the file
- Closes the workbook
This VBA code can save a ton of time if you need to make simple formatting changes to a slew of Excel files!
'PURPOSE: To loop through all Excel files in a user specified folder and perform a set task on them
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim myPath As String
Dim myFile As String
Dim myExtension As String
Dim FldrPicker As FileDialog
'Optimize Macro Speed
Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.EnableEvents = False
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual
'Retrieve Target Folder Path From User
Set FldrPicker = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFolderPicker)
.Title = "Select A Target Folder"
.AllowMultiSelect = False
If .Show <> -1 Then GoTo NextCode
myPath = .SelectedItems(1) & "\"
'In Case of Cancel
myPath = myPath
If myPath = "" Then GoTo ResetSettings
'Target File Extension (must include wildcard "*")
myExtension = "*.xls"
'Target Path with Ending Extention
myFile = Dir(myPath & myExtension)
'Loop through each Excel file in folder
Do While myFile <> ""
'Set variable equal to opened workbook
Set wb = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=myPath & myFile)
'Ensure Workbook has opened before moving on to next line of code
'Change First Worksheet's Background Fill Blue
wb.Worksheets(1).Range("A1:Z1").Interior.Color = RGB(51, 98, 174)
'Save and Close Workbook
'Ensure Workbook has closed before moving on to next line of code
'Get next file name
myFile = Dir
'Message Box when tasks are completed
MsgBox "Task Complete!"
'Reset Macro Optimization Settings
Application.EnableEvents = True
Application.Calculation = xlCalculationAutomatic
Application.ScreenUpdating = True
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