Create New Workbook in Excel VBA

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Description:

Sometimes we may want to open or create new workbook using VBA.You can set the newly created workbook to an object, so that it is easy to refer to your workbook to do further tasks.


Solution(s):

The following Macros will allow to open or create new workbook using Add method.

Create New Workbook in Excel VBA – Example Cases:

Create new workbook

You can use the following code to create new Workbook and save in the C drive using Add method.

Code:
Sub AddNewWorkbook1()
'Adding New Workbook
Workbooks.Add
'Saving the Workbook
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs "C:\WorkbookName.xls"
'OR
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="C:\WorkbookName1.xls"
End Sub
Explanation:
  1. Workbooks.Add method will add a new workbook
  2. ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs method will save the active workbook to a specific location with specified File name
Output:

You should see newly opened workbook along with existing workbook.
Create new Workbook

Instructions:
  1. Open an excel workbook
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor
  3. Insert a new module from Insert menu
  4. Copy the above code and Paste in the code window
  5. Press F5 to see the output
  6. You should see newly opened workbook as shown above
  7. Save the file as macro enabled workbook
Create an object for newly created workbook

You can set the newly created workbook to an object, so that it is easy to refer to your workbook to do further tasks.

Code:
sub AddNewWorkbook2()
Dim wkb as Workbook
'Adding New Workbook
Set wkb = Workbooks.Add
'Saving the Workbook
wkb.SaveAs "C:\WorkbookName.xls"
'OR
wkb.SaveAs Filename:="C:\WorkbookName1.xls"</span></code>
End Sub
Output:

You should see newly opened workbook along with existing workbook.

Instructions:
  1. Open an excel workbook
  2. Press Alt+F11 to open VBA Editor
  3. Insert a new module from Insert menu
  4. Copy the above code and Paste in the code window
  5. Press F5 to see the output
  6. You should see newly opened workbook as shown above
  7. Save the file as macro enabled workbook
By |January 13th, 2013|Excel VBA|2 Comments

About the Author:

Excel VBA Developer having around 8 years of experience in using Excel and VBA for automating the daily tasks, reports generation and dashboards preparation. Valli is sharing to helps us automating daily tasks.

2 Comments

  1. ow.ly March 8, 2014 at 1:10 AM - Reply

    Thank you for sharing your info. I really appreciate your efforts and I am waiting for your next write ups thank you once again.

  2. Ed March 3, 2016 at 8:51 AM - Reply

    Can you show how to use the ‘template’ option when you .Add

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