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Posted by Andrew Gould on 14 April 2021
Looping through the collection of worksheets in a workbook is a standard technique in Excel VBA and easy to accomplish when the workbook is open. Did you know that you can do the same thing when the workbook is closed? This video explains how to do this using the ActiveX Data Objects library. You'll learn how to loop through the Excel files in a folder, creating a connection to each file using an ActiveX Data Objects Connection object. You'll learn how to query the schema of each workbook to return a list of the worksheets and loop through this list to read the name of each sheet. You'll also learn how to create a recordset object and populate it with data using an SQL Select statement. As a bonus you'll learn about the SQL Union All statment to select data from multiple tables at the same time and how to add criteria to a query using the Where clause.
This video has the following accompanying files:
|Loop Through Worksheets in Multiple Closed Workbooks.xlsm||Excel workbook with macros|
|Movies 2011.xlsx||Excel workbook|
|Movies 2012.xlsx||Excel workbook|
|Movies 2013.xlsx||Excel workbook|
|Movies 2014.xlsx||Excel workbook|
|Movies 2015.xlsx||Excel workbook|
|Movies 2016.xlsx||Excel workbook|
Click to download a zipped copy of the above files.
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