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Help make recorded macro work (to obtain currency exchange rates)

Hi All,

I am hoping that someone can help me make the code below work. I used the macro recorder to create it, but when I try to run it later, it fails at

.CommandType = 0

Run-time error '5': Invalid procedure call or argument

Here is the recorded macro:

Sub FXRate()
' FXRate Macro

    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
        "FINDER;http://www.floatrates.com/daily/usd.xml", Destination:=Range("$A$1"))
        .CommandType = 0
        .Name = "usd"
        .FieldNames = True
        .RowNumbers = False
        .FillAdjacentFormulas = False
        .PreserveFormatting = True
        .RefreshOnFileOpen = True
        .BackgroundQuery = True
        .RefreshStyle = xlInsertDeleteCells
        .SavePassword = False
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = True
        .RefreshPeriod = 600
        .WebSelectionType = xlAllTables
        .WebFormatting = xlWebFormattingNone
        .WebPreFormattedTextToColumns = True
        .WebConsecutiveDelimitersAsOne = True
        .WebSingleBlockTextImport = False
        .WebDisableDateRecognition = False
        .WebDisableRedirections = False
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
    End With
    Sheets("Sheet2").Name = "FX Rates"
End Sub
I used instructions on the following site when recording the above macro:

If you have a different solution that would allow me to obtain currency exchange rates, that would also be fine. I would really like it to be run in a macro if possible.

I did find the following function:
Public Function wConvertCurrency(currency1, currency2)
Dim yahooHTTP As New WinHttp.WinHttpRequest
yahooHTTP.Open "GET", "http://download.finance.yahoo.com/d/quotes.csv?s=" & currency1 & currency2 & "=X&f=l1"
wConvertCurrency = CDbl(yahooHTTP.ResponseText)
End Function
BUT ... I don't know how to make it work. Should I put it in a module like a sub procedure? I tried that, and it didn't work.

Any help would be greatly appreciated!


Marc L

Excel Ninja
Hi !

As a beginner starter from my recorder :​
Sub Macro1()
    With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _
        "URL;http://www.floatrates.com/daily/usd.xml", Destination:=Range("A1"))
        .PreserveFormatting = False
        .RefreshStyle = xlOverwriteCells
        .SaveData = True
        .AdjustColumnWidth = False
        .WebSelectionType = xlAllTables
        .WebFormatting = xlWebFormattingNone
        .Refresh BackgroundQuery:=False
    End With
End Sub
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Active Member
Here is a Currency Exchange Template that I use. It employs Power Query. To update it daily, click on the Data-->Refresh Button twice. Sometimes Three Times.