I am just wondering if there is a way of checking if the workbook that is currently open is the only one that is open, as I have been asked to make my code exit the application if this is the case rather that just close that one file.
I have a program that opens an excel-workbook, I first check whether the file is opened by another user(open for read-write). This works fine, but I'd like to know which user has the file open with VBa code. ex.
workbooks.open .... if open then msgbox " Book opened by user" end if
So it's the same as you open an excel(with your windows explorer) on a network and you get the message that the file is already opened by the user....
way to find out if an Excel file is open from PowerPoint. I know there are ways to open the Excel file, but you can get a warning message if the file is already open. So I want to check to see if it is open first before I go to the code that opens it.
I compared data between excel worksheets all the time, well recently my computer was upgraded from Windows XP to Windows 7 and since then I have not been able to figure out how to have an Excel file to open in the Excel window selected(or last active window) when I have more than one workbook open. Is there a way to do this?
I have two workbooks. One is a no-nonsense form interface that my bosses will use to enter safety information. I'll call this workbook "Form". This file is stored locally on each of their computers. The other workbook is stored on a common drive. I'll call it "Master".
When my bosses fill out the Form and click "Submit", the Master file is opened, and certain cells are populated based on information entered in the Form. This is the code I am using to make this happen:
I did a macro on my mac to transfer a sheet from one workbook to another worbook. It works very well when the destination workbook is open. Therefore I wanted to add some piece of code to check if the destination workbook is open. If not then I wanted the macro to open it before tranfering the sheet. Here is the code I´m using for tranfering the sheet
Sub Transfer_Sluttet() If ActiveSheet.Index <> Sheets.Count Then Application.DisplayAlerts = False Set ws = ActiveSheet Sheets(ws.Index + 1).Delete ws.Move Before:=Workbooks("Sluttet.xls").Sheets("sheet2") 'Moves active sheet to beginning of named workbook. 'Replace Test.xls with the full name of the target workbook you want. Application.DisplayAlerts = True End If End Sub
This is the type of macro I useually use on my pc to check if a workbook is open and if not then open it
If IsWorkbookOpened("Filename.xls", "C:Documents and ..................
I would like to write a Sub that will see if a workbook is open and if it is not then open it. I know how to have a macro automatically open a workbook, but I run into problems when the macro runs and tries to open an already opened workbook.
I have a form in Access with a button that opens an Excel file. I think I've seen vba code to tell if a specific Excel file is open already. What I'm looking for is a way to tell if an Excel file is already open when you don't know the filename of the Excel file. Is that possible? Or at the very least is there a way to be able to tell if Excel is already open?
I have to files and a macro which copies data from one file to the other. The code goes as follows:
ChDir "D:" Workbooks.Open Filename:="D: est2.xls"
Selection.PasteSpecial Paste:=xlPasteValues, Operation:=xlNone, SkipBlanks _ :=False, Transpose:=False End Sub
Everything is ok as long as the second file (test2) - the one data is copied to, is closed the moment the macro starts acting. The problem is: when test2.xls was opened before the macro was activated a window pops up saying that all unsaved data in test2.xls would be lost.
The best thing to do is to write a piece of code stating that : if the target file is closed then the macro should open it and do its stuff, but if the target file is already opened than the macro should simply switch to the already opened workbook without trying to reopen it. All I need is a piece of code regulating that
I have a small group of excel files that I've tried to code to update a master file. I have borrowed code snippets and adapted the rest (still trying to learn). My appologies to those I borrowed from! I would give you full credit if I could remember who did what. Anyway, The files are on a network share folder and everything works perfectly for me, but when one of the people who this was disigned for tries to update it always says "File already open, please try again later." This message is built in to the code.
All the files are in the same shared folder (to make it easier for me) along with the master file.
Here is the code:
Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() Const strMaster As String = "PMT_Master.xls" Dim wbMaster As Workbook Dim srcrng As Range Dim destrng As Range
how to check if a workbook is open or not, and then do something on the resualt. What I would like to know is, how can I make the program check if the file is open on another on the server where others can access it? I'm reading this back, not sure im explaining it right... If i have a macro that checks if a file is open, is it checking if its open on just my PC, or is it checking if its open else where?
This is the function Roy did for me: [code].........
I have some code setup to create hyperlinks to all the excel files relevant to the current project a user is working on - it details when each file was last modified so it's possible to see how the project is progressing - and whether or not they need to review any changes.
I could do with including a flag detailing if someone else currently has the file open (prior to them attempting to open the file - as they're more than likely to open as read only and end up saving under a new filename - which I don't want happening) - as many of the projects are shared (one user might be in Edinburgh, the other in London for Example). It would be handy to display the user's excel User Name (as I've persuaded everyone to update this). I've added messageboxes identifying Last modified by user x , dd/mm/yyyy hr:min to auto_open's in the past, but am experiencing brain-freeze today
Private Sub Workbook_Open() Dim vFileName As String Dim sLastSaveTime As String Dim sLastAuthor As String vFileName = ThisWorkbook.Name Application.Volatile sLastSaveTime = _ ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties("Last Save Time") Application.Volatile sLastAuthor = _ ThisWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties("Last Author")................
I have an application that requires users to download a file from a location that is then imported at their execution into the application. I've done my best to counsel users to download the file to their desktop (for ease of locating) and to stick with a standard filename so that there are no errors. Some of these people just don't take direction well, will save the file wherever, or save the name inappropratly, or worse, open up multiple copies of the same file corrupting the name: ie: FileName.xls, FileName.xls(1), FileName1.
I have a command that opens up another workbook. This workbook is sometimes open on another computer, so that the book opens up on my computer in write-protected mode (shows in the top of the window). Usually, when opening other books through the Excel functionality, a message box appears if the file is open and warns that the file is in use by another user. However, with the code I have at the moment, this is not the case when I try to open with my command. See code below:
Private Sub cmdOpenBook_Click() 'Open book ChDir "I:DevelopmentSpecialUtvikling" Workbooks.Open Filename:= _ "I:DevelopmentSpecialUtviklingJointApp.xls" End Sub
Is there any way of displaying a msgbox warning when opening another file through VBA?
the Data Grabs and pastes perfectly now but the Macro copies the data from the open file - the problem is that every day the filename (eg stats_01_02) changes according to the date so what I want to know is how to have the macro copy the data from an open file using just the first part of the filename.
I am looking to check if its open, if it is, then copy the row, if not, then close it.
I am still new to vb, so learning as I go, but looked at many other posts, and there are so many ways i have seen to open one, I'm not sure which is the best, and none that I have seen show me if they check if its open.
My company used Excel with VBA as a sales tool. We recently updated to new application all together. The sales force, being familiar with Excel and most of them finding it much easier is still giving old pricing quotes based on some of the built in product forms and calculating tools from the Excel files. I want them to still be able to view the excel files they made in order to see old customer data and projects they built but I needed to disable all the features so they can’t save as just build another quote using the tool
I've locked down a copy of the tool how I want it locked down but now I need to figure out a way that anytime excel is opened by anyone in the domain; I need to check if certain criteria exists on that workbook (Sheet1. Name = “xxx” And Sheet21.Name = “zzz”) etc. f it meets the criteria I need to import my revised modules (module1 and module3) and form (frmsplash) over the existing copies of the modules and form. If not I need to allow the intended workbook to open as intended. They employees initially got the document by downloading it under the same name, but have since saved the document as many other names.
I've encountered a bit of an odd one. I am opening a tab delimited file, which has been sved as an xls. When I open from file manager, it opens correctly. When I open from Excel, I have to go through 3 screen dictating how the data is set up, and the end result is that a couple of the numbers come through as text, rather than numbers.
Failing an explanation - how do you open workbooks as file system objects - currently I am opening them using
I need to open an excel file based on a date mentioned in the file name, but minus 1 day. The file name is composed with Statistics_date_time.xls
Once I need to open the file (only in the mornings), it has to be the one from the previous day to see the yesterdays performance. How can I create a macro that will look at the date in the file and take the one from yesterday?
This will be a part of a macro I'm making. The rest of the macro will just format the file and combine a few ones from different departments.
I have tried to work this problem out by myself, but I'm afraid it's beyond my ability. Is there a way to open a file from inside excel. Can I open " Master1.xls" from inside " Master 2.xls, (Master 2 is running, Master 1 is not open). I've tried linking but I think that's beyond me as well.