Automation of running excel macros

December 2016




Issue


I have a macro in excel which needs to be run once a day and I don't even want to open the excel sheet. How can I make this process automatic?

I saw some information, but I'm not understand


Add the macro code to excel open event
You can open an excel file and make it to run twice a day
by creating a new task and adding its path to "Scheduled Tasks" within double quotes under (Start>>Programs>>Accessories>>System Tools)


what is "excel open event" ?

Solution


Ok two things.
  • 1. Excel cannot by its own fire up and start execution of code. For that you need some thing else that is running to start excel. What you have read is suggesting to use ""Scheduled Tasks" to do that.
  • 2. Once the excel open up, macro can be embedded in excel to immediately fire up. This is triggered by an event called "open". Basically it is sub routine named "Auto_Open"


Sub Auto_Open() 
... <code goes here> 
End sub

Note


Thanks to rizvisa1 for this tip on the forum.

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