VBA Check if File is Open or not using Excel VBA. In general we automate reports using Excel VBA. When we are dealing with multiple workbooks. It is always better to check whether file is opened or not. After that we can use those files for anything like data analysis, preparing reports etc.
Let us see an example to check if file is opened or not using Excel VBA. In the following example we are looping through all opened workbooks and checking specified file is opened or not.
'VBA Check if File is Open Sub VBAF1_Check_if_File_is_Open() 'Variable declaration Dim sWBName As String Dim oWorkbook As Workbook Dim bChk As Boolean 'Define file Name sWBName = "test.xlsx" 'Loop through all opened workbooks For Each oWorkbook In Workbooks If oWorkbook.Name = sWBName Then 'If file is open MsgBox "File is opened.", vbInformation, "VBAF1" bChk = True End If Next 'If file is not open If bChk = False Then MsgBox "File is not opened.", vbInformation, "VBAF1" End Sub
Output: In the above example we have specified file name as “test.xlsx”. You can change as per your requirement. We have provided comments for set of instructions to make you understand. You can find following screenshot for your reference. It displays when file is opened.
Here are the instructions to use above macro in Visual basic editor.
- Open Visual Basic Editor(VBE) by clicking Alt +F11
- Go to code window by clicking F7
- Copy above specified macro or procedure
- Paste above copied code in code window
- Run macro by clicking F5 or Run command
- you can find above specified input and output screenshot for your reference and better understand.
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