How Can I Open A Grapher GPJ or GRT File And Specify the File Path for the Data via Automation

This article contains a sample script for opening an existing GPJ or GRT file where the supporting data file or project file has been moved to a different location, and the script prompts you for the data file.  

To run this script:

  1. Click here to download the BAS file: SpecifyWorksheet.BAS
  2. Click Automation | Scripts | Run, select the BAS file from your downloads directory, and click Open.


  1. Copy the script below.
  2. Open Grapher and turn on the Script Manager by clicking View | Display | Script Manager.
  3. Press Ctrl+A to select all of the existing lines in the Script Manager and then press DELETE.
  4. Press Ctrl+V to paste it into the Script Manager.
  5. Click the Start/Resume icon () in the Script Manager. 


Sub Main

'Create Grapher as an Object
Dim Grapher As Object

'Start Grapher
Set Grapher = CreateObject("Grapher.Application")
Grapher.Visible = True

'Open an existing document
Set barchartgpj = Grapher.Documents.Open("C:\users\<user name>\desktop\<plot name>.grf")

End Sub
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