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    Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Hi Folks
    Hoping someone can help me through this project- I am 'dummy' personified when it comes to Code-

    I currently have 30 individual Workbooks and that number will be increased to 86 over the next couple of months-

    All the Workbooks are stored in D:\ and all Headings are identical. The Sheet names which I want to import the data from will all have the same name-

    What I am looking to do is import the data (values/text) from the specified Cols but only from those Workbooks that I identify by placing the value '1' in a Col adjacent to the Workbook name all of which will be listed in a separate sheet, and only the Rows where Col CE in the Workbook sheet has the value '1'

    I have attached a sample Workbook as I would like it to look for your perusal-

    I would need full detail on how to add all the required Workbooks to the Code as they become available-

    One question I have right now is, will the workbooks have to be open in order to extract the data? I am hoping not as the Workbooks are all >=40mb minimum and are slow in opening due to links to other files.

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    On your Consolidate there are headings highlighted in Yellow? Are those the only columns you are wanting to import, and to also include column CE?
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    The Sheet names which I want to import the data from will all have the same name-
    What would that name be?
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    @Mike7952 Yes, that is correct-

    @xladept the sheet name is 'Data'

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Are all the imported data worksheets have the same headers naming? Not just same column but exact same column header name? And all the data start in row 2 with headers in row 1?
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Apologies re my earlier post Mike-
    I need all those Headings A:N plus CE

    Yes, all Cols have exact same Heading name thanks-

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Okay, by chance can you upload and example workbook that will need imported?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Hi Mike- they are all to large (>=40mb)

    I can mock one up though with just a few lines- would that be okay?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Yes that will be good. Just cut it down to 20 or so rows

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Here we go- I deleted all the other sheets otherwise Workbook is from an actual one I use-

    In this one only rows 6 and 15 would be imported into our Consolidation Workbook as those rows are the only ones with the value 1 in Col CE
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Okay give me a few minutes.

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    So Columns O to CD you do not want?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Correct Mike-

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Give this workbook a try.
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Getting a message I haven't seen before-

    'Opening in protected view' is this normal and does it take a while?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Is that when code is ran or is it opening the file I uploaded?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Okay, fixed that part- now to the file

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    I get the debugger pop up and it highlights .open

    My Workbooks are all macro enabled if that makes a difference to the path?

    I input a real Workbook name with a '1' in Col B and the pop up states 'invalid path' and has .xlsx -- maybe need .xlsm?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Change this in the abc macro to .xlsm

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Capture.PNG copy of pop up

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    That is before I changed to .xlsm but the same pop up appears showing .xlsm

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Change path to files to the to real path to your files

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    D:\ where is the path to the files at?
    Example
    D:\some folder\some other folder\

    Or tell me where these files are located at?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Really appreciating your valuable time and assistance with this Mike but as I stated in my OP I am a dead set dummy at Code-
    What does a real path look like? (sorry)

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Sorry Mike-
    They are just in D drive- no specific folder/s

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Do a right click on any on of the files that you want to import. Click properties and it will give the full path to where the file is located

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    D:\Curragh.xlsm Like this one?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Okay then change this line

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Okay Mike- good progress!

    First file it brought in perfectly-
    Second and subsequent files are missing the data from Cols C,D,E and G only- rest of the Cols have the data-

    All Headings etc are identical as each workbook is just a 'save as' from an original-

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    I would have to see those files that are missing the columns. I copied the original file 10 times and it imported everything

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Thanks Mike-
    I will now have a look at them and see if I can spot anything-
    Seems odd that it is bringing in all the other Cols correctly-

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    I cannot see any reason for this Mike (untrained eye)-

    I would have to send you a file via some other means as they are too large to upload here-
    Thanks

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Can email me or upload to drop box or any other file sharing site. Pm me for email.

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Many thanks to mike7952 for providing a solution for this project-

    Cheers
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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Is the solution posted, if so, which post?

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    @xladept ---Yes, the solution is at post #14

    There were minor code changes required as shown in subsequent posts-

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    Re: Extracting Data from specified Cols in Multiple Workbooks

    Thanks hammer!

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