I have data that daily needs to be refreshed and printed to pdf.
I figure the simplest way to do this would be to task schedule the workbook to open daily. Then on open it will refresh the data, print it after all data has been refreshed and close the workbook.
I set it up originally without the need to print so I have all the queries set to refresh when opening the file, however when I now try and put the code to print to pdf on the workbook open event it runs before the queries are finished running. (Query notes: queries were created through Microsoft query, and are accessing a MySQL database queries set to refresh when opening the file queries set to enable background refresh).
I have a userform in "text1.xls" workbook when I click on commandButton it validates Staff name and Staff number stored in sheet1 of "test1.xls" workbook and opens test2.xls file which is in different folder. Problem is how do I code to close or unload "test1.xls" after opening test2.xls
Private Sub goButton_Click()
F$ = "D: estFiles est2.xls" ' can I use Path so I don't need to type the full directory path
I need to have a workbook (all of them in a folder, ideally) refresh in the middle of the night. The file is large so the refresh takes a full minute. I know I can't auto refresh a closed workbook (pretty sure anyway), and I can't leave the workbook open for various reasons.
So I'm thinking I could have a macro in an open excel (it kicks off on open) that will open a particular workbook elsewhere (the one I need refreshed), open it, refresh it and close/save it. Ideally it would do this for the entire group of workbooks in the folder but I'd be happy to start with just one. I would like to set it to occur every twelve hours (so at midnight, say, this would occur - I would just have to leave the workbook with the macro in it open on a computer so that it runs and completes this task every night).
I am relatively new to writing script in excel. I have a 34 sheet workbook that includes inputs, intermediate calculations and then reporting outputs.
I am trying to write macros to do the following
1. On opening - all sheets except a contents page (with macro buttons on it) are hidden 2. One of the macros on this page will unhide all sheets (i.e. a 'developer mode') 3. One of the macros will unhide all relevant input and reporting sheets (i.e. a 'user mode')
I originally set up macros to run on workbook opening that hid all sheets except the contents page and this was working but ran into trouble when I opened up the 'User Mode' saved my changes and exited - the macro didnt work when I went to open again (I think because some of the sheets were visible and some werent and it was trying to hide sheets that were already hidden).
To counter this I set up a macro that made all worksheets visible on workbook closing - this works except I keep getting a 'Save' prompt from excel because the location of selected cells (or the sheet I am viewing) has changed from last opening (not to mention the inputs may change).
I am thinking the best way to fix this as follows:
1. Keep the opening macro the same 2. Keep the user/developer macros the same 3. On closing - develop a macro that unhides all sheets after the user has selected whether or not they have made changes to the sheet in a pop up message box - if they choose yes then they are prompted to save as and then the macro to hide all sheets runs on the new version - if they choose no then they are not prompted to save the document (i.e. next time they open they will be opening back at the contents page with the same inputs they started with in the previous session).
I have a menu workbook with macro buttons that call different workbooks. Call the menu workbook (switchgear.xlsm). Switchgear contains 2 buttons. Button 1 closes switchgear and opens Book1. Button 2 closes switchgear and opens book 2.
If book1 is open and nothing has changed for 3 minutes I would like it to close and open switchgear.xlsm. I do not want it to just close in 3 minutes... I want it to close after 3 minutes of inactivity.
I have search all over and tried and tried to achieve this without success...
I have been able to get the timer to work but it gets caught in a loop. If I open book1 and close it in less than a min then 3 minutes later out of nowhere the code tries to run???
Secondly when this happens I see several book1 vba projects loaded in the editor window???
I have an excel file stored on a network drive for the purpose of information sharing. (File protected with a password)
But some the guys leave the file open for quiet long time and hence I cannot open the file for updating the data.
-I need to have a macro that runs every 5 minutes and displays an alert message saying "Please close the File" as long as the file is kept open.
-A second macro with a modified version of the above to close the file automatically after 5 minutes from file opening time after showing an alert message "You cannot leave the File Open, File is Closed Automatically!"
I have a userform that opens a woorkbook and fills some textbox from that woorkbook. Although that it goes very fast it is still visible (sometime just in the toolbar) and flickers the screen. Is it possible to open it "hidden"?
Private Sub UserForm_Initialize() Application.ScreenUpdating = False On Error Resume Next Workbooks("Kontrollsystemet.xls").Close SaveChanges:=False Workbooks.Open "V:allaBeredningKontrollsystemetKontrollsystemet.xls", ReadOnly:=True Sheets("Calc").Activate Label4 = Range("K7") Label5 = Range("L7") Workbooks("Kontrollsystemet.xls").Close SaveChanges:=False Caption = Now TextBox1.SetFocus Application.ScreenUpdating = True End Sub
I've got a kind of "menu" sheet that will pull up various reports from Excel spreadsheets. Rather than having the user work with the live data, the menu opens the file and saves it as a copy, closing the original. This is working fine.
The tweak I want to add is, since the user is looking at a copy rather than the live data, I don't want them to save when closing. Is it possible to programatically add a bit of code to the new copy to handle this?
Here's a sample of one of the menu button's code:
Private Sub CommandButton18_Click() Dim wb As Workbook Set wb = Workbooks.Open(Filename:="J:Z PII OvensRack Repair TrackingRack Repair List.xlsx") With wb.Worksheets("Sheet1") .Unprotect Password:="pass" ActiveWorkbook.Worksheets("Sheet1").Copy End With
I have create a menu with buttons that are attached to the different projects of vba. This menu will be put in the server of my department so all my colleagues can take profit of the macros. Is a menu in an excel file that only contains the vba projects, not the sheets where the macros are supposed to run. My problem start when you want to open the file. It will always be in the same disk "P:COAP", and then there are more subdirectories (year, month)... so the total path, for example, this month is:"P:COAP2007200706". But every month, it changes, logically.
The problem is that i need to open a file with the name "COAP-200706 Concentració Empresa Emissora" in this case... the only thing that changes is month, and year... I want to close the booke i choose, to avoid errors, if the name of the workbook chosen is different to a part of this string. In this case, i'm trying to close the book if the name of the file or the book don't contains the string "Concentració Empresa Emissora", without saving changes, of course... because sometimes people have chosen badly the files and they've made a disaster. If the file chosen contains this string in the name i want to continue with all the code that is written after.
ChDrive "P:" ChDir "P:COAP2007" NouFitxer = Application. GetOpenFilename If NouFitxer = "" Then Exit Sub Workbooks.Open Filename:=NouFitxer If ActiveWorkbook.Name <> "*" & "Concentració Empresa Emissora" & ".xls" Then Msg = MsgBox("Error in the file opened. Look at the name of the file next time." _ & vbCrLf & "The program will close without finishing the process. Start again. Thanks", _ vbOKOnly + vbCritical, ("END OF PROCESS")) ActiveWorkbook.Close Savechanges:=False Exit Sub End If
I have a macro that opens all workbooks from one directory and runs a macro for each workbook to clean up the data. I cannot figure out how to take all those open workbooks and save them to another directory and close the workbook. Also, I do not want the macro workbook (xlsm) to save. I only want it to close. I am working in 2007 Excel.
I use excel 2002 but some of my office are on 97, i want to add a small workbook open event code which works for me but debugs for the others?? The code is basically, go to a tab, on that tab and that range sort..
I want to create a standard macro that will copy values from a Master workbook to the current, active workbook I have open. The problem I have run into is when I record a macro it also records the name of the active workbook I'm copying data into and I would like it so when I bring up a workbook I just run the macro and it copies the values in. I'll be doing 8 different macros that each copy different values from the Master spreadsheet
Using the developer tab I inserted an Active X combo box. Under properties I referenced a 'linked cell' that I want the data to appear in. This box works great as long as I keep the sheet open. Once I save and close the workbook and re-open, that reference is lost. It shows #REF! in that field. Why does it lose the reference? I have tried to reference a cell on the same sheet as well as a cell in a different sheet and it keeps the sheet name but not the individual cell.
I have the following code linked to a drop down list in my workbook.
It populates textboxes on the sheet with a lookup value result, the lookup value is taken from the dropdown box. The problem I have is any other excel workbooks that are open at the same time, the code is trying to run against those workbooks when I edit them, I can't seem to restrict the code to run only against the workbook in which the dropdown box which the code is linked to, exists in. I have tried moving the code to a module in the workbook but then the code does not seem to work as it does know which workbook the combo box and text boxes which should be filled with the lookuip result belong in
What I would like to do is to be able to open a second workbook from a user form, preform some work on it then save and come back to the same place in the original user form.
So in steps:
1 : user clicks command button to open user form 2: user then clicks on command button on userform that opens 2nd workbook via a yes / no message box, but closes userform on 1st workbook (would be ideal if this could stay open, but hidden) 3: user then does work on 2nd workbook, 4: userform on 2nd workbook saves then activates the 1st workbook and reopens the userform
This is where no matter what I try I cant get the command button on the 1st userform to be clicked automatically so the yes / no message box appears.
This is part of the code in the 2nd sheet commandbutton that saves / closes / opens
Code: Unload Me ActiveWorkbook.save Windows("ABC.xlsm").Activate Sheets("Request Sheet").Activate Call Sheets("Request Sheet").ForceClickOnBouttonXYZ Call UserForm1.CommandButton6_Click 'this is where I cant get it to work!! Windows("xyz.xlsm").Close ABC is the 1st workbook xyz is the 2nd workbook
This is the code on the 1st workbook I use to call on the 2nd workbook
Code: Public Sub ForceClickOnBouttonXYZ() Call CommandButton1_Click End Sub
Itâ€™s been working perfectly up until around an hour ago. However, now when I close Excel, I get compile errors.
These compile errors seem to be because Excel is trying to access controls in the workbook after it has closed. Since the workbook is closed, VBA can no longer â€˜seeâ€™ the controls, and therefore it thows up errors.
Iâ€™m also getting a similar error on a Worksheets("DataExplorer").unprotect line, which seems to be because the worksheet isnâ€™t there after closing.
These errors only occur when I close the whole excel application using the big cross in the top right. If I just close the workbook (using the smaller cross just below the big cross in the top right of excel), it doesnâ€™t throw up these errors.
Just to clarify: all of the code runs perfectly when Excel is open. The errors are being thrown up for lines of code which run without problem until Excel is closed.
I am trying to write code to open a new (blank) workbook while in an existing workbook (I am then going to pass data between the two which is easy). When I try to record the code to get the syntax for opening a new workbook it will not record any code. I also need to name the new workbook based on text in a cell in the existing workbook. I just saw before posting this that the code;
will open a new workbook now I just need to name the new workbook based on text in my existing workbook.
I am trying to write code in the VB behind Excel that will allow me to navigate to an excel file (can be open or closed) and delete it. ie navigates to file xxx.xls at N:/xxx/xxx/ selects the file and then deletes it.
I have a workbook with lots of code to automate several things that I do. It does a great job at doing things I need it to do, but it takes foreeeveeerrr to save the workbook. The code has made the workbook a large file, and it takes a few minutes to save it. Is there a way to skip saving the code everytime you open the workbook. I don't ever need to change to code so I don't need to save it every time.