Excel – Relative instead of Absolute paths in Excel VBA

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I have written an Excel VBA macro which imports data from a HTML file (stored locally) before performing calculations on the data.

At the moment the HTML file is referred to with an absolute path:

Workbooks.Open FileName:="C:\Documents and Settings\Senior Caterer\My Documents\Endurance Calculation\TRICATEndurance Summary.html"

However I want to use a relative path to refer to it as opposed to absolute (this is because I want to distribute the spreadsheet to colleagues who might not use the same folder structure). As the html file and the excel spreadsheet sit in the same folder I would not have thought this would be difficult, however I am just completely unable to do it. I have searched on the web and the suggested solutions have all appeared very complicated.

I am using Excel 2000 and 2002 at work, but as I plan to distribute it I would want it to work with as many versions of Excel as possible.

Any suggestions gratefully received.

Best Solution

Just to clarify what yalestar said, this will give you the relative path:

Workbooks.Open FileName:= ThisWorkbook.Path & "\TRICATEndurance Summary.html"