Microsoft Excel

Ron de Bruin
Excel Automation

Microsoft MVP Program

Mail more then one sheet with SendMail

The code on this page is working with all Microsoft mail programs.

Note: With SendMail it is not possible to
1) Send text in the Body of the mail
2) Use the CC or BCC field
3) Attach other files

If you want to have the options above and more and use Microsoft Outlook as your mail program then use the Outlook object model examples from my site so you have much more control and options.

Copy the code in a Standard module of your workbook, if you just started with VBA see this page.
Where do I paste the code that I find on the internet

Check out this Tip page for changing the code on this page.
Tips for changing the code examples

 

Example

The following subroutine sends a newly created workbook with just the sheets in the Array.
    .Sheets(Array("Sheet1", "Sheet3")).Copy

Use this if you want to send the selected sheets
    TheActiveWindow.SelectedSheets.Copy

It is saving the workbook before mailing it with a date/time stamp.
After the file is sent the workbook will be deleted from your hard disk.

Change the mail address and subject in the macro before you run it.
Note: if you use Windows Live Mail the address must exist in your contacts.

If you change "ron@debruin.nl" to "" it will display the mail so you can add text in the body for example.

Important: Read also the information below the macro

Sub Mail_Sheets_Array()
'For Tips see: http://www.rondebruin.nl/win/winmail/div/tips.htm
'Working in Excel 2000-2016
    Dim FileExtStr As String
    Dim FileFormatNum As Long
    Dim Sourcewb As Workbook
    Dim Destwb As Workbook
    Dim TempFilePath As String
    Dim TempFileName As String
    Dim sh As Worksheet
    Dim TheActiveWindow As Window
    Dim TempWindow As Window
    Dim I As Long

    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = False
        .EnableEvents = False
    End With

    Set Sourcewb = ActiveWorkbook

    'Copy the sheets to a new workbook
    'We add a temporary Window to avoid the Copy problem
    'if there is a List or Table in one of the sheets and
    'if the sheets are grouped
    With Sourcewb
        Set TheActiveWindow = ActiveWindow
        Set TempWindow = .NewWindow
        .Sheets(Array("Sheet1", "Sheet3")).Copy
    End With

    'Close temporary Window
    TempWindow.Close

    Set Destwb = ActiveWorkbook

    'Determine the Excel version and file extension/format
    With Destwb
        If Val(Application.Version) < 12 Then
            'You use Excel 97-2003
            FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143
        Else
            'You use Excel 2007-2016
            Select Case Sourcewb.FileFormat
            Case 51: FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
            Case 52:
                If .HasVBProject Then
                    FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
                Else
                    FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                End If
            Case 56: FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
            Case Else: FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
            End Select
        End If
    End With

    '    'Change all cells in the worksheets to values if you want
    '    For Each sh In Destwb.Worksheets
    '        sh.Select
    '        With sh.UsedRange
    '            .Cells.Copy
    '            .Cells.PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
    '            .Cells(1).Select
    '        End With
    '        Application.CutCopyMode = False
    '        Destwb.Worksheets(1).Select
    '    Next sh

    'Save the new workbook/Mail it/Delete it
    TempFilePath = Environ$("temp") & "\"
    TempFileName = "Part of " & Sourcewb.Name _
                 & " " & Format(Now, "dd-mmm-yy h-mm-ss")

    With Destwb
        .SaveAs TempFilePath & TempFileName & FileExtStr, _
                FileFormat:=FileFormatNum
        On Error Resume Next
        For I = 1 To 3
            .SendMail "ron@debruin.nl", _
                      "This is the Subject line"
            If Err.Number = 0 Then Exit For
        Next I
        On Error GoTo 0
        .Close SaveChanges:=False
    End With

    'Delete the file you have send
    Kill TempFilePath & TempFileName & FileExtStr

    With Application
        .ScreenUpdating = True
        .EnableEvents = True
    End With
End Sub

 

Information

In the macro you see that if Val(Application.Version) < 12 is True that I use
FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143
This is the normal Excel workbook format in 97-2003

If you run the code in Excel 2007-2016 it will look at the FileFormat of the parent workbook and save the new file in that format. Only if the parent workbook is an xlsm file and if there is no code in the new workbook it will save the new file as xlsx, this way the receiver knows that this is a macro free file.
If the parent workbook is not an xlsx, xlsm, or xls then it will be saved as xlsb.

This are the main formats in Excel 2007-2016 :

51 = xlOpenXMLWorkbook (without macro's in 2007-2016, xlsx)
52 = xlOpenXMLWorkbookMacroEnabled (with or without macro's in 2007-2016, xlsm)
50 = xlExcel12 (Excel Binary Workbook in 2007-2016 with or without macro’s, xlsb)
56 = xlExcel8 (97-2003 format in Excel 2007-2016, xls)

If you always want to save in a certain format you can replace this part of the macro

                Select Case Sourcewb.FileFormat
                Case 51: FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                Case 52:
                    If .HasVBProject Then
                        FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
                    Else
                        FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
                    End If
                Case 56: FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56
                Case Else: FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
                End Select

With one of the one liners from this list

FileExtStr = ".xlsb": FileFormatNum = 50
FileExtStr = ".xlsx": FileFormatNum = 51
FileExtStr = ".xlsm": FileFormatNum = 52
FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = 56