How to Run Macro from Another Workbook

How to run a macro from another workbook with VBA. We can access a macro in a different workbook and use it to perform the tasks for which it was written in the new workbook without having to write the same macro again. The syntax of the macro or VBA code is simple and can also be used to access specific ranges in another workbook. Watch the training video below:


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Here’s the VBA code:

Sub runMacro()

Run “‘C:\Users\takyar\etv2\protect-unprotect-worksheet.xlsm’!protectworksheet”

End Sub

The above macro code accesses the following macro in another workbook:

Sub protectworksheet()
Sheets(“Sheet1″).Protect Password:=”asdf,,678”
End Sub

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Dinesh Kumar Takyar

Welcome to! My aim is to help you learn MS Excel including VBA. I always felt that a good way to learn something was to find solutions to problems in that domain. That is why I share these Excel videos with you. Mostly these are questions asked during my corporate training sessions. I've been training individuals and companies in computers since 1991. I did my B. Sc. (Vordiplom), M. Sc. (Diplom) and Ph.D. (Dr. rer. nat.) from Hamburg, Germany. The best thing about solving some of my visitor's questions is that I also gain new insights. For more Excel VBA solutions you may like to visit my YouTube channel: For a structured Excel VBA training course online you can visit:

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