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Attribute VB_Name = "LIB_ToImport"
'Description: Very simple Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) functions
'for Excel and Access reports automation.
'All the functions are enclosed in this file and they can be included to every automation project.
'@Name: SheetExists
'@Description: Checks if a Worksheet exist.
'@Version: 1.0
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters:
'@Param strWSName: String. Worksheet name.
'Output patameters:
'@Param SheetExists: Boolean.
Function SheetExists(strWSName As String) As Boolean
Dim intCountSheet As Integer
For intCountSheet = 1 To ActiveWorkbook.Sheets.Count
If LCase(Sheets(intCountSheet).Name) = LCase(strWSName) Then
SheetExists = True
Exit Function
End If
Next intCountSheet
End Function
'@Name: FolderExists
'@Description: It is used to validate file path from a string variable. Returns True if the folder exist.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strFileFullPath: String. Full path to the folder.
'Local path example: "C:/myFolder"
'SharePoint path example: "\\\Shared%20Documents"
'Local network path example: "\\SOMEONES-PC\Users\Public\Documents"
'Output Parameters
'@Param FolderExists: Boolean.
Function folderExists(strFolderPath As String) As Boolean
Dim objFSO As Object
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If objFSO.folderExists(strFolderPath) Then folderExists = True
Set objFSO = Nothing
End Function
'@Name: GetFileName
'@Description: Used to get the file name (with the extension) from a string variable that refers to a full path(local or network).
'Please ensure that the input variable contains a file name at the end of the full path string,
' because the function would catch the string after the last slash "/" or "\".
' If the input is incorrect it may result in a directory for example: \\\dir so the result would be 'dir'
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strFilePath: String. Contains full path for a file including the file name and the extension.
'Local path example: "C:/myFile.txt"
'SharePoint path example: "\\\Shared%20Documents\Raw_Data.xlsx"
'Local network path example: "\\SOMEONES-PC\Users\Public\Documents\Raw_Data.xlsx"
'Output Parameters
'@Param GetFileName: String. Contains the file name including the file extension or empty string. Example: Book1.xls
Function GetFileName(strFilePath As String) As String
Dim strFileName As String
GetFileName = ""
If InStr(1, strFilePath, "\") > 0 Then
strFileName = Split(strFilePath, "\")(UBound(Split(strFilePath, "\")))
GetFileName = strFileName
ElseIf InStr(1, strFilePath, "/") > 0 Then
strFileName = Split(strFilePath, "/")(UBound(Split(strFilePath, "/")))
GetFileName = strFileName
End If
End Function
'@Name: IsWbOpen
'@Description: Used to check if an instance of an excel file is open by excel.
'@Autor: 'Zack Barresse
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param wbName: String. Contains the file name including the file extension. Example: Book1.xls
'Output Parameters
'@Param IsWbOpen: Boolean.
Function IsWbOpen(wbName As String) As Boolean
Dim intCountWb As Integer
For intCountWb = Workbooks.Count To 1 Step -1
If Workbooks(intCountWb).Name = wbName Then
IsWbOpen = True
Exit Function
End If
Next intCountWb
End Function
'@Name: FindString
'@Description: Used to catch a string in a cell that match and activate the cell.
' It needs to be applied range before use of the function.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strFind: String. Word that has to be performed search for.
'Output Parameters
'@Param FindString: Boolean
'@Action. Activates the first match (search order is by column).
Function FindString(strFind As String) As Boolean
Dim FoundRange
Set FoundRange = cells.Find(What:=strFind, After:=ActiveCell, LookIn:=xlValues, LookAt:=xlWhole, SearchOrder:=xlByColumns, SearchDirection:=xlNext, MatchCase:=True, SearchFormat:=False)
If Not (FoundRange Is Nothing) Then
FindString = True
End If
End Function
'@Name: Zip
'@Description: Creates a Zip file and returns the Zip file path.
' 'keepITcool '
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strZipPath: String. Contains folder full path where the zip file should be stored
'@Param strFilePath1: String. Contains the full path to the file that should be Zipped including the file name and exstension. Example: C:\Book1.xls
'@Param strZipFileName: Optional String. Name of the Zip. If this param is empty the function will apply as a name the name of the file that should be zipped.
'Output Parameters
'@Param Zip: String. Contains file full path on the zip file including the file name and extension.
'@Action: Creates a Zip file.
Function Zip(strZipPath As String, strFilePath1 As String, Optional strZipFileName As String) As String
Dim objApp As Object
Dim intCount As Integer
Dim arryFiles, ZipFile
arryFiles = Array(strFilePath1) 'You can add additional param strFilePath2 as function input and add it to the array so it would zip two files...
If Right(strZipPath, 1) <> "\" Then strZipPath = strZipPath & "\"
If strZipFileName <> "" Then
ZipFile = strZipPath & strZipFileName & ".zip"
ZipFile = strZipPath & GetFileName(strFilePath1) & ".zip"
End If
If IsArray(arryFiles) Then
If Len(Dir(ZipFile)) > 0 Then Kill ZipFile
Open ZipFile For Output As #1
Print #1, Chr$(80) & Chr$(75) & Chr$(5) & Chr$(6) & String(18, 0)
Close #1
Set objApp = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
For intCount = LBound(arryFiles) To UBound(arryFiles)
objApp.Namespace(ZipFile).CopyHere arryFiles(intCount)
Next intCount
End If
Set objApp = Nothing
Zip = ZipFile
End Function
'@Name: Mail
'@Description: Display or send an email through the Microsoft Outlook client. You should have MS Outlook installed and configured
'Note: Please note when you set "True" to the 4th argument the function will use your outlook to send directly the email.
'If you get warrning about a program accessing e-mail address information or sending e-mail on my behalf you can visit this link:
' 'Dick Kusleika '
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strTo: String. TO recipients of the email. Example: ';'
'@Param strSubject: String. The subject of the email.
'@Param strBody: Optional String. The body content of the email.
'@Param bSend: Optional Boolean. True would directly send the email. False would open the email in display mode in the outlook.
'@Param strCC: Optional String. CC recipients of the email. Example: ';'
'@Param strSignName: Optional String.
'@Param strAttachPath1: Optional String. Email attachment.
'@Param strAttachPath2: Optional String. Email attachment.
'@Param strAttachPath3: Optional String. Email attachment.
'@Param strAttachPath4: Optional String. Email attachment.
'@Param strAttachPath5: Optional String. Email attachment.
'Output Parameters
'@Action. Displays or sends an email though the MS Outlook
Function Mail( _
strTo As String, _
strSubject As String, _
strBody As String, _
Optional bSend As Boolean, _
Optional strCC As String, _
Optional strSignName As String, _
Optional strAttachPath1 As String, _
Optional strAttachPath2 As String, _
Optional strAttachPath3 As String, _
Optional strAttachPath4 As String, _
Optional strAttachPath5 As String)
Dim objOutApp As Object
Dim objOutMail As Object
Dim objFSO As Object
Dim txtStream As Object
Dim Signature As String
Dim strSignature As String
Set objOutApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")
Set objOutMail = objOutApp.CreateItem(0)
'Get the outlook signature by its default path
strSignature = "C:\Documents and Settings\" & Environ("username") & "\Application Data\Microsoft\Signatures\" & strSignName & ".htm"
'strSignature = "C:\Users\" & Environ("username") & "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Signatures\Mysig.htm"
If Dir(strSignature) <> "" Then
'Dick Kusleika
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
Set txtStream = objFSO.GetFile(strSignature).OpenAsTextStream(1, -2)
Signature = txtStream.readall
End If
On Error Resume Next
With objOutMail
.To = strTo
.CC = strCC
'.BCC = strBCC
.Subject = strSubject
.HTMLBody = "<style type='text/css'>.style1{font-family:'Futura Bk',Times,serif;font-size:95%;}</style><div class='style1'>" & strBody & "</div>" & Signature
'You can add files also like this
If strAttachPath1 <> "" Then .Attachments.Add (strAttachPath1)
If strAttachPath2 <> "" Then .Attachments.Add (strAttachPath2)
If strAttachPath3 <> "" Then .Attachments.Add (strAttachPath3)
If strAttachPath4 <> "" Then .Attachments.Add (strAttachPath4)
If strAttachPath5 <> "" Then .Attachments.Add (strAttachPath5)
If bSend Then
End If
End With
On Error GoTo 0
Set objOutMail = Nothing
Set objOutApp = Nothing
End Function
'@Name: GetFilePath
'@Description: Opens a file search window. Used to get the file full path.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strWindowMsg: Optional String. Message that would appear at the top of the search window.
'Output Parameters
'@Param GetFilePath: String. The full path of the file including the file name and extension.
Function BrowseForFile(Optional strWindowMsg As String) As String
Dim strWindowFilter As String
If strWindowMsg = "" Then strWindowMsg = "Please select file."
strWindowFilter = "All Files (*.*),*.*,Excel 2007 Files (*.xlsx),*.xlsx,Excel Files (*.xls),*.xls,Excel Macro Enabled Files (*.xlsm),*.xlsm"
BrowseForFile = Application.GetOpenFilename(strWindowFilter, , strWindowMsg, , False)
End Function
'@Name: BrowseForFolder
'@Description: Opens a folder search window. Returns path to a folder.
'@Autor:unknown, but provided by Margarita Yordanova
'@Date: 22.02.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param Hwnd: Long.
'@Param sTitle: String.
'@Param BIF_Options: Intager.
'@Param vRootFolder: Variant.
'Output Parameters
'@Param BrowseForFolderShell: String. Returns path to a folder.
'// Minimum DLL version shell32.dll version 4.71 or later
'// Minimum operating systems Windows 2000, Windows NT 4.0 with Internet Explorer 4.0,
'// Windows 98, Windows 95 with Internet Explorer 4.0
'// objFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(Hwnd, sTitle, BIF_Options [, vRootFolder])
Public Function BrowseForFolder( _
Optional Hwnd As Long = 0, _
Optional sTitle As String = "Please, select a folder", _
Optional BIF_Options As Integer, _
Optional vRootFolder As Variant) As String
'Optional BIF_Options As Integer = BIF_VALIDATE, _
Dim objShell As Object
Dim objFolder As Variant
Dim strFolderFullPath As String
Set objShell = CreateObject("Shell.Application")
Set objFolder = objShell.BrowseForFolder(Hwnd, sTitle, BIF_Options, vRootFolder)
If (Not objFolder Is Nothing) Then
'// NB: If SpecFolder= 0 = Desktop then ....
On Error Resume Next
If IsError(objFolder.Items.Item.Path) Then strFolderFullPath = CStr(objFolder): GoTo GotIt
On Error GoTo 0
'// Is it the Root Dir?...if so change
If Len(objFolder.Items.Item.Path) > 3 Then
strFolderFullPath = objFolder.Items.Item.Path & Application.PathSeparator
strFolderFullPath = objFolder.Items.Item.Path
End If
'// User cancelled
GoTo XitProperly
End If
BrowseForFolder = strFolderFullPath
Set objFolder = Nothing
Set objShell = Nothing
End Function
'@Name: GetDate
'@Description: Used to format the date the way it needs to stand in my reports.
'This function has been added to the lib because my everyday automated excel reports had to be renamed with a different date and format.
'so I decided to put this in one function.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strFormat: String. Implements date format. Example: "dd-mm-yyyy","mm-yy","mmmm-yyyy"
'@Param strDiversionFrom: String. Possible values are "d" as day, "m" as month, "yyyy" as year.
'@Param intDiversionValue: Integer. Implements timeframe (past, now, future) that have to be subtracted from or added to todays date.
'The default is 0 = Now.
'Output Parameters
'@Param GetDate: String. Formated date.
'@Example: For example if you specify @Param strDiversionFrom = "m" and intDiversionValue = -1.
'It will show you the current month( now) - 1. Result is previous month.
'dDate = GetDate("MMMM", "m", -1), The result shown the MONTH only ,but one MONTH past now (For example: December)
'dDate = GetDate("dd-mmm", "m", -1).The result should be something like 10-Dec.
'dDate = GetDate("mmm-yy", "m", -1).The result should be something like Dec-10.
'dDate = GetDate("dd-mmm-yy", "m").The result should be something like 10-Jan-10.
'dDate = GetDate("dd-mmm-yy").The result should be something like 10-Jan-10.
Function GetDate(Optional strDateFormat As String, Optional strDiversionFrom As String, Optional intDiversionValue As Integer) As String
Dim dDate As Date
If strDateFormat = "" Then strDateFormat = " mmm-yy"
If strDiversionFrom = "" Then strDiversionFrom = "m"
dDate = DateAdd(strDiversionFrom, intDiversionValue, CDate(Now))
GetDate = Format(dDate, strDateFormat)
End Function
'@Name: Copy
'@Description: Copy file or files from a folder in another destination.
'Note: If the file already exist it will overwrite existing files in this folder.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strSourceFullPath: String. The full path to the file (that has to be copied). If you would like to copy all files
'from a folder you can type *.* right after the source folder slash.
'Example: strSourceFullPath="C:/*.*" would copy all files in "C:/"
'Example: strSourceFullPath="C:/*.xlsx" would copy all excel 2007 files in "C:/"
'@Param strCopyToDestination: String. The full path to a folder.
'Output Parameters
'@Action. Performs a copy.
'@Param Copy: String. Returns a message that a copy has been performed.
Function Copy(strSourceFullPath As String, strCopyToDestination As String) As String
Dim objFSO As Object
If Right(strCopyToDestination, 1) <> "\" Then strCopyToDestination = strCopyToDestination & "\"
Set objFSO = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
If GetFileName(strSourceFullPath) <> "" And objFSO.folderExists(strCopyToDestination) Then
objFSO.CopyFile Source:=strSourceFullPath, Destination:=strCopyToDestination, overwritefiles:=True
End If
Set objFSO = Nothing
Copy = "CopyFile performed. Source=" & strSourceFullPath & " Destination=" & strCopyToDestination
End Function
'@Name: PivotCacheRefresh
'@Description: Used to refresh all pivot cached lists and clean up the 'dirty' xml cached items.
'I am using this function on Workbook_Open() when a pivot contains cached items from some outdated data.
'@Autor: Margarita Yordanova
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'Output Parameters
'@Param PivotCacheRefresh: Boolean.
Function PivotCacheRefresh() As Boolean
Dim pvt
For Each pvt In ActiveSheet.PivotTables
pvt.PivotCache.MissingItemsLimit = xlMissingItemsNone
Next pvt
PivotCacheRefresh = True
End Function
'@Name: OpenURL
'@Description: Opens an url in the internet explorer. This function could be assigned to button.
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters
'@Param strURL: String. Url.
'Output Parameters
'Action: Opens the IExplorer with url address the input argument.
'@Param OpenURL: String. The opened link.
Function OpenURL(strURL As String) As String
Dim objIE As Object
Set objIE = CreateObject("Internetexplorer.Application")
objIE.Visible = True
objIE.Navigate strURL
Set objIE = Nothing
OpenURL = strURL
End Function
'@Name: NewLog
'@Description: Used to create a sheet that would be used by the function Log() where log information would be stored.
'@Version: 1.0
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters:
'@Param strSheetName: Optional String. Name of a sheet where the log information where log information would be stored. Default: Log
'Output patameters:
'@Param NewLog: Boolean. True is success.
'@Param: Action. Creates a sheet.
Function NewLog(Optional strSheetName As String) As Boolean
Dim func
If strSheetName = "" Then strSheetName = "Log"
'SheetExists function should be available within this module
If SheetExists(strSheetName) = False Then
ThisWorkbook.Worksheets.Add.Name = strSheetName
With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(strSheetName)
.cells(1, 1).Value = "Date"
.cells(1, 2).Value = "Time"
.cells(1, 3).Value = "Log"
End With
func = Log("New log named " & strSheetName & " has been created.")
NewLog = True
End If
End Function
'@Name: Log
'@Description: Used to record action notes (from macro execution) in a sheet named 'Log' by default.
' It depends on the programmer what should be logged in the log
' so this function is used depending on the programmer needs.
' It can be applied on every line of the macro if an event information has to be recorded in the Log sheet.
' Before the use of this function a new sheet should be created to store the logs. The NewLog() function could do this for you.
'@Version: 1.0
'@Date: 20.12.2011
'Input parameters:
'@Param strLogInfo: String. Describes error or some information of a taken action or event within the vba module.
'@Param strSheetName: Optional String. Name of a sheet where the log information would be stored.
'Output patameters:
'@Param Date: Data Record. Enters the current date in the Log sheet
'@Param Time: Data Record. Enters the current time in the Log sheet
'@Param strLogInfo: Data Record. Enters the strLogInfo string as a text in the Log sheet
Function Log(strLogInfo As String, Optional strSheetName As String) As String
Dim rngLastRow
If strSheetName = "" Then strSheetName = "Log"
rngLastRow = ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(strSheetName).UsedRange.Rows.Count + 1
With ThisWorkbook.Worksheets(strSheetName)
.cells(rngLastRow, 1).Value = Date
.cells(rngLastRow, 2).Value = Time
.cells(rngLastRow, 3).Value = strLogInfo
End With
Log = "Date=" & Date & " Time=" & Time & " Message=" & strLogInfo
End Function
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