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Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three cells

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    Question Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three cells

    Good Morning,

    I'm after a simple save as macro that does the following:

    - Saves the excel as a macro-free workbook (xls)
    - Takes the file name from three cells (1 of which is a date)
    - The file path is built into the code
    - Doesn't bring up any windows but just saves the sheet as an xls.

    I've searched for this sort of thing and can't seem to find exactly what I want. I could try editing an existing code but haven't yet got a clue how to do that.

    Thanks for any help!

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

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    believe fileformat is 51 for the default but change as you require
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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Just a small doubt here...
    If I remove
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    FileFormat:=51
    and in cell 'C1' put the ext also as something like xxxx.xls, will it work?

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Hi and thanks for the very quick reply.

    One small issue - I am wanting to save it in our server, it doesn't like that, saying "invalid call or argument". Any ideas?

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Quote Originally Posted by akhileshgs View Post
    Just a small doubt here...
    If I remove
    PHP Code: 
    FileFormat:=51
    and in cell 'C1' put the ext also as something like xxxx.xls, will it work?
    if you manually put the extension it does not mean it will encode to that file type...ie if you put pdf does not make it a pdf
    that is why you need to use the fileformat number

    Quote Originally Posted by ExcelFailure View Post
    Hi and thanks for the very quick reply.

    One small issue - I am wanting to save it in our server, it doesn't like that, saying "invalid call or argument". Any ideas?
    assume you have amended to your scenario
    can you try it with local drive to see if you get same error?
    also can you post your code so can see if any syntax errors
    Last edited by humdingaling; 06-13-2013 at 04:56 AM.

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    It's now saying that it can't save a VB project in a macro-free workbook. That's trying to save it in C drive with the ActiveWorksheet.Copy command removed.

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Quote Originally Posted by ExcelFailure View Post
    - Saves the excel as a macro-free workbook (xls)
    Just to clear xls is not a macro-free environment. Did you mean xlsx?
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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Oooooh sorry yes - just the standard excel workbook

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    run it without
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    also place the code into personal>module instead of the workbook

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    Ok how do I do a personal module?

    And what is the file format number for xlsx?

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    for personal module
    http://excelhints.com/2010/11/29/how...acro-workbook/

    most likely as most people would not change their default
    xlWorkbookDefault 51 Workbook default
    http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/libr...ffice.12).aspx

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    Re: Save as macro that specifies file type, file location and takes file name from three c

    ok i changed code, found error while trying to put date in...(i didnt test with date previously)
    assuming A1 is your date..change as needed

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