VBA Loop Through all xls Files in a Folder using built-in Dir() function. In this tutorial we loop through a folder or directory and list all available .xls files in a folder. Lets learn how to use Dir, Right and Len VBA functions in this tutorial.
Let us see the example macro to loop through all .xls files in a folder using Excel VBA. The output is displayed in the immediate window. We are using Dir function to access all available files in a folder. Right function is used to check ‘\’ is added or not to file path and xls is available in file name or not. And finally Len function is used to check file length.
'VBA Loop Through .xls files in a given Folder Sub VBAF1_List_All_XLS_Files_Using_Dir() 'Variable Declaration Dim sFilePath As String Dim sFileName As String 'Specify File Path (Change file path here according to your requirement) sFilePath = "C:\Test" 'Check for back slash If Right(sFilePath, 1) <> "\" Then sFilePath = sFilePath & "\" End If sFileName = Dir(sFilePath & "*.xls") Do While Len(sFileName) > 0 If Right(sFileName, 3) = "xls" Then 'Display file name in immediate window Debug.Print sFileName End If 'Set the fileName to the next available file sFileName = Dir Loop End Sub
Output: Here is the output screenshot of above macro.
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 see output in the immediate window
- you can find above specified input and output screenshot for your reference and better understand.
You can also learn complete details like syntax, example and etc. about Dir, Right and Len functions.