16 Dec 2016

VBA Macro to Export Data from Excel Spreadsheet to CSV

Resources: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/13496686/how-to-save-semi-colon-delimited-csv-file-using-vba
and: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/35655426/excel-vba-finding-recording-user-selection

Sub Export_CSV()

    '***************************************************************************************
    'author:    kay cichini
    'date:      26102014
    'update:    16122016
    'purpose:   export current spreadsheet to csv.file to the same file path as source file
    '
    ' !!NOTE!!  files with same name and path will be overwritten
    '***************************************************************************************
  
    Dim MyPath As String
    Dim MyFileName As String
    Dim WB1 As Workbook, WB2 As Workbook
    
    Set WB1 = ActiveWorkbook

    '(1) either used range in active sheet..
    'ActiveWorkbook.ActiveSheet.UsedRange.Copy
    
    '(2) or alternatively, user selected input range:
    Dim rng As Range
    Set rng = Application.InputBox("select cell range with changes", "Cells to be copied", Default:="Select Cell Range", Type:=8)
    Application.ScreenUpdating = False
    rng.Copy

    Set WB2 = Application.Workbooks.Add(1)
    WB2.Sheets(1).Range("A1").PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
    
    MyFileName = "CSV_Export_" & Format(Date, "ddmmyyyy")
    FullPath = WB1.Path & "\" & MyFileName
    
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    If MsgBox("Data copied to " & WB1.Path & "\" & MyFileName & vbCrLf & _
    "Warning: Files in directory with same name will be overwritten!!", vbQuestion + vbYesNo) <> vbYes Then
        Exit Sub
    End If
    
    If Not Right(MyFileName, 4) = ".csv" Then MyFileName = MyFileName & ".csv"
    With WB2
        .SaveAs Filename:=FullPath, FileFormat:=xlCSV, CreateBackup:=False
        .Close False
    End With
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

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