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09-28-2012, 09:46 AM
Hi guys - I'm new to VBA and the forum, so please forgive my na´vetÚ.

I have a macro that I found online to retrieve exchange rates from the internet. I commented out part of it, as I didn't need it to create charts, and while the code works fine, I'm getting some unreadable content errors when I restart the workbook:

"Excel found unreadable content in 'filename.xlsm'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes."

Followed by:

"Removed Records: Object from /xl/printerSettings/printerSettings1.bin part (Print options)"

The code that's causing this is somewhere in here:

Option Explicit

Sub GetData()
Dim DataSheet As Worksheet
Dim endDate As String
Dim startDate As String
Dim fromCurr As String
Dim toCurr As String
Dim str As String
Dim LastRow As Integer

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False


Set DataSheet = ActiveWorkbook.Sheets("Exchange Rate")

startDate = DataSheet.Range("thirtydaysago").Value
endDate = DataSheet.Range("today").Value
fromCurr = DataSheet.Range("domesticCurrency").Value
toCurr = DataSheet.Range("foreignCurrency").Value

str = "[website removed]" _
& fromCurr _
& "&end_date=" _
& Year(endDate) & "-" & Month(endDate) & "-" & Day(endDate) _
& "&start_date=" _
& Year(startDate) & "-" & Month(startDate) & "-" & Day(startDate) _
& "&period=daily&display=absolute&rate=0&data_range=c&price=bid&view=table&base_currency_0=" _
& toCurr _
& "&base_currency_1=&base_currency_2=&base_currency_3=&base_currency_4=&download=csv"

With Sheets("Data").QueryTables.Add(Connection:="URL;" & str, Destination:=Sheets("Data").Range("a1"))
.BackgroundQuery = True
.TablesOnlyFromHTML = False
.Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
.SaveData = True
End With

Sheets("Data").Range("a5").CurrentRegion.TextToColumns Destination:=Sheets("Data").Range("a5"), DataType:=xlDelimited, _
TextQualifier:=xlDoubleQuote, ConsecutiveDelimiter:=False, Tab:=False, _
Semicolon:=False, Comma:=True, Space:=False, other:=True, OtherChar:=",", FieldInfo:=Array(1, 2)

Sheets("Data").Columns("A:B").ColumnWidth = 12

LastRow = Sheets("Data").UsedRange.Row - 6 + Sheets("Data").UsedRange.Rows.Count

Sheets("Data").Range("A" & LastRow + 2 & ":b" & LastRow + 5).Clear

Sheets("Data").Sort.SortFields.Add Key:=Range("A5:A" & LastRow), _
SortOn:=xlSortOnValues, Order:=xlAscending, DataOption:=xlSortNormal
With Sheets("Data").Sort
.SetRange Range("A5:b" & LastRow)
.Header = xlYes
.MatchCase = False
.Orientation = xlTopToBottom
.SortMethod = xlPinYin
End With


Application.DisplayAlerts = True

' With ActiveSheet.ChartObjects.Add _
' (Left:=Range("F16").Left, Width:=490, Top:=Range("F16").Top, Height:=225)
' .Chart.SetSourceData Source:=Sheets("Data").Range("A5:b" & LastRow)
' .Chart.ChartType = xlLine
' End With

'Dim ch As ChartObject
'For Each ch In ActiveSheet.ChartObjects
'ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).MinimumScale = WorksheetFunction.Min(Sheets("Data").Range("b5:b" & LastRow))
'ActiveChart.Axes(xlValue).MaximumScale = WorksheetFunction.Max(Sheets("Data").Range("b5:b" & LastRow))
'Next ch

End Sub
'Sub DeleteCharts()
'On Error GoTo ExitChart
'Dim ws As Worksheet
'Dim chObj As ChartObject
'Application.DisplayAlerts = False
'For Each ws In ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets
'For Each chObj In ws.ChartObjects
'Next chObj
'Next ws
'Application.DisplayAlerts = True
'Exit Sub
'End Sub

I've been searching for hours and haven't been able to find a solution. I'm sure there are issues with this code, so if anyone has any insight, it'd be greatly appreciated!

Edit: Looks like I had to remove the URL in the VBA due to my post count. Hopefully you can still make sense of it.

09-28-2012, 12:57 PM
Have you stepped through the code to see exactly where the hang-up is?
Option Explicit
Sub GetData()
Dim DataSheet As Worksheet, endDate As String, startDate As String, fromCurr As String
Dim toCurr As String, str As String, LastRow As Integer

Stop 'Insert this here so you can F8 (step) thru the code.

Application.ScreenUpdating = False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False

09-28-2012, 01:21 PM
Thanks for the reply! Unfortunately, the VBA works as intended and does not return any errors directly, so I don't think stepping through the code will tell me anything. Excel only gives me an error when I initially open the document.