VBA Scripting.FileSystemObject Writing to an existing file with FileSystemObject


Const ForReading = 1
Const ForWriting = 2
Const ForAppending = 8

Sub WriteTextFileExample()
    Dim oFso
    Set oFso = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")

    Dim oFile as Object
    Dim myFilePath as String
    Dim myFileText as String

    myFilePath = "C:\mypath\to\myfile.txt"
    ' First check if the file exists
    If oFso.FileExists(myFilePath) Then
        ' this will overwrite any existing filecontent with whatever you send the file
        ' to append data to the end of an existing file, use ForAppending instead
        Set oFile = oFso.OpenTextFile(myFilePath, ForWriting)  
        ' create the file instead
        Set oFile = oFso.CreateTextFile(myFilePath) ' skipping the optional boolean for overwrite if exists as we already checked that the file doesn't exist.
    End If
    oFile.Write "This is some new text"
    oFile.Write " And this text will appear right after the first bit of text."
    oFile.WriteLine "This bit of text includes a newline character to ensure each write takes its own line."
    oFile.Close ' close the file
End Sub