Advanced VBA | FileSystemObjects exercise | List out all files in a folder

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Software ==> Advanced VBA  (33 exercises)
Version ==> Any MS Office versions
Topic ==> FileSystemObjects  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> VBA training
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Decide whether you want to write your macro in Excel, Word, Access, PowerPoint, Outlook or some other program, and open this application!

Create a macro which:

  • Instantiates a new FileSystemObject (don't forget to reference the Microsoft Scripting Runtime object library first)
  • Lists out all of the Excel workbooks in the above folder

To list out Excel workbooks only, use the INSTR function to pick out only files which contain the letters .XLS.

Your final answer should look something like this:

Advanced VBA exercise - FileSystemObjects (image 1)

There are more files in the folder than this, but only these five are Excel workbooks

Save this file as Listing Excel files, then close it down.

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