VBA offers various methods by which you can execute desired file. In this article we will discuss some of them with code example. Below code example will execute “test.py” file which is a python file.
Public Sub OpenFile() Dim fso As Object Dim oFile As String Set fso = CreateObject("shell.application") oFile = "C:\Users\Download\test.py" fso.Open oFile End Sub
Sub OpenFile() Dim RetVal Dim oFilename As String oFilename = "C:\Users\\Downloads\Testing.txt" RetVal = Shell("C:\Program Files (x86)\Notepad++\notepad++.exe " & strfilename, vbNormalFocus) End Sub
Above code will launch Notepad++ and open Testing.txt file
BATCH File this is off topic approach but still can help you:
Create a batch file as shown below where you need to specify two paths:
- Python exe path where python exe is located
- Script full path with file extension in which script is written as shown below
- Save the file with .bat extension I have used “test.bat“
echo "Python is ready to launch myscript.py" "C:\python27\python.exe" "D:\Mycode\hw01\myscript.py" pause
This batch file can be clubbed to Windows scheduler or Shell command to achieve final goal.