I currently have a macro that grabs the necessary data I need from the excel file which is the same format each time and saves it into a new file. I then use python to clean up the data and insert it into a database. The macro I am describing is as follows:

Sub CreateFormattedFile()
' CreateFormattedFIle Macro
' Keyboard Shortcut: Ctrl+q
Application.GoTo Reference:="CreateFormattedFIle"

Dim cell As Range
Set cell = Range(Range("b5").End(xlDown), Range("b5").End(xlToRight))
Dim myCSVFileName As String
Dim myWB As Workbook
Dim tempWB As Workbook
Dim rngToSave As Range
Set rngToSave = cell

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
On Error GoTo err

Set myWB = ThisWorkbook
myCSVFileName = myWB.Path & "\" & "CSVs" & "\" & "CSV-Exported-File-" & VBA.Format(VBA.Now, "MMM-dd-yyyy") & ".csv"

Set tempWB = Application.Workbooks.Add(1)
With tempWB
    .Sheets(1).Range("A1").PasteSpecial xlPasteValues
    .SaveAs Filename:=myCSVFileName, FileFormat:=xlCSV, CreateBackup:=False
End With
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
End Sub

I want to run this macro once on any new excel file that is placed within a certain folder. How can I automate this process? If there is a way to do so through python then that would be preferable as I will be executing the python code when I want to insert the data thus if it would make it so I only need to execute one executable. It would also eliminate the issue of having to constantly check if a file has been added.

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