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Hello Bill,

I am currently working on a macro which is in an excel workbook which contains 22 worksheets within the workbook. I need one of the worksheets to be saved as a csv file and saved to a particular folder on the server.  This is the macro i have but for some reason it does not like the file path and i can not work out quite what i have done wrong. It also needs to be saved as the file name plus have NC CUT BEAMSAW onto the end of the file name when it saves.  Can you tell me what i am doing wrong?
Sub NC_CUT_FOR_BEAMSAW_save_to_csv()
' NC_CUT_save_to_csv Macro
Dim fNAME As String

fNAME = Left(ActiveWorkbook.Name, InStr(ActiveWorkbook.Name, ".") - 1) & " NC_CUT_BEAMSAW.csv"
ChDir "B:\Factory\Beamsaw_CSV_Files"
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="B:\Factory\Beamsaw_CSV_Files" & fNAME, FileFormat:=x1csv, CreateBackup:=False

MsgBox "Activesheet saved as '" & fPath & fNAME

End Sub

I would really appreciate your help with this and look forward to hearing from you.

Kind regards


Sorry for the late reply, I have been unavailable to reply until now

It looks like you are missing the last backslash

ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="B:\Factory\Beamsaw_CSV_Files\" & fNAME, FileFormat:=x1csv, CreateBackup:=False

assuming your path is B:\Factory\Beamsaw_CSV_Files\

And does the B: drive exist?  And you don't need to use ChDir if you are including the full path in the SaveAs statement.  It doesn't hurt but it is redundant.

Dies this help?
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