Detect Add-in

Apr 25, 2008

I need to send a file to hundreds of users so that I can tell who has a particular add-in installed. This file will then be saved to a particular directory. The problem I'm having is controlling the error that occurs when the add-in is NOT installed. The below approach (using On Error Goto) clearly isn't the way to go. I need something like
If(Iserror(AddIns("AmartaSpecs") Then Cells(2,3)="No"

The code I have so far is:

Sub Amarta_Specs()
Dim a

'ActiveSheet.Shapes("Button 1").Delete
Cells(1, 1) = "Username"
Cells(1, 2) = "Computer Name"
Cells(1, 3) = "Add-in installed?"

Cells(2, 1) = Environ("Username")
Cells(2, 2) = Environ("Computername")

On Error GoTo Error
Set a = AddIns("AmartaSpecs")
Cells(2, 3) = "Yes"

Cells(2, 3) = "No"

ChDir "E:FinanceSQL Add-in test"
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="E:FinanceSQL Add-in test" & Environ("Username") & ".xls"

End Sub

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Detect Changes In A Row

May 4, 2009

I am trying to create a code in the Worksheet_change event. I have hundreds of rows of data in a sheet. Each row of data is one unique project. What I am trying to do is figure out if any cell in a specific row has changed, and place a date at the end of that row idicating the date of the change.

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May 23, 2007

How to detect msgbox pup up event.

Does any function like msgbox.activate=true or somrthing can used.

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I know


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Jan 26, 2007

I searched this site and found the code below to check if a worksheet to be updated is already open. It works fine (gets the desired message) if the workbook is open, but if not open I get "Run-time Error 9, Subscript out of range". I've played with it for a couple hours,

Dim wBook As Workbook
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Set wBook = Workbooks("CommittedSummary.xls")
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'Do nothing
Else 'It is open
i = MsgBox("The 'CommittedSummary.xls' workbook is already in use and
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vbCritical, "Committed Request Edit")
Goto EndUpdate
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Jun 19, 2007

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Has someone an idea or is there a build in function to handle this?

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Jul 27, 2006

How can I detect on an excel workbook which cell have links(formula =) to
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I have had a hard time finding this cells. I can see the links by choosing Edit
then links, and excel will display list of links, but it does not specify
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Feb 23, 2012

I am doing a bit of data spring cleaning... I need some VBA that will look at column FT for duplicates. I want it then to keep only the most recent one, so it would delete the others rows completely. Column B contains a date and time. When removing the items it should make a copy of them to the sheet Delete Log.

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Jul 20, 2012

I have a workbook with a few worksheets. In sheet1 I have a few ranges which are linked to different parts in the other excel sheets.

Is there anyway to check if a range is being used as a link in another sheet.


In sheet1 , A1 i have a value Apple.

In sheet2, A1 I have linked it to sheet1 A1.

is it possible to detect the link in sheet2 A1 from Sheet1 A1? I tried using Trace dependents but all it shows me is the link symbol? An arrow with a small excel sheet.

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Dec 12, 2006

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May 27, 2007

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Apr 12, 2009

if i have data across multiple rows than is it possible to analyze that data in say row 1 and once row 1 ends move to row 2. example

Array Data

Colmn A B C D E
Row1: 3 1 4 6 8
Row2: 6 7 8 9 10
Row3: 4 5 1 2 8
Row4: 6 4 3 2 1
Row5: 2 4 1 2 2

OutPut Format

Colmn F
Row 1: Age is 3
Row 2: Always Same - Note this appears even though not part of data
Row 3: Year is 1
Row 4: Time is 4
Row 5: Hour is 6
Row 6: Minute is 8
Row 7: !
!Not Part of Output Comment: Now row 1 data has ended. Move to Row 2!
Row 8: Age is 6
Row 9: Always Same - Note this appears even though not part of data
Row 10: Year is 7
Row 11: Time is 8
Row 12: Hour is 9
Row 13: Minute is 10

also note that the text that comes up in each row is not part of the data portion. Its just the number or string that gets pulled from the data portion.

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Aug 17, 2006

I'm trying to automate a spreadsheet that downloads a set of tickers from Bloomberg and then fills across a range with a series of data. I have most of the VBA code I need, but my problem is that on opening the spreadsheet, the code moves on to fill the range before all the tickers have downloaded correctly.

I've tried using application.wait and setting up loops until the time reaches a certain value, but these seem to stop Excel updating the list of tickers (presumably the loops stop excel gathering the data?). I suspect that what I need to use is something like the querytable. afterrefresh, but am not sure I'm using it correctly since my knowledge of VBA is very rudimentary.

(i) is there a way of getting the sheet to open, and then just wait for a period of time while still allowing the tickers to download, and/or

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Feb 8, 2007

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Apr 12, 2007

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The problem is when the user uses the spacebar to delete an entry in that cell. If they leave any spaces after exiting the cell those if statements fail to run.

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Jun 6, 2007

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The problem that im having is this:

When i try to calculate column C i want it to throw an error if there is anything but a numeric value in the column. But it is obviously considering the cells in column C with for e.g. "too early" as a "0". I have tried all sorts of formula to do this to no avail, IFTEXT, IFNUMBER, ISTEXT, ISNONTEXT etc etc.

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at the moment if i delete the rows i get a REF# in place of the cell which has been deleted

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What I would like to do is to create a macro to help her. I would like the macro to automatically identify all the blue cells in the workbook and give her a list of these cells. I wonder if someone could give me direction on a couple of things:

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--Long Version--
About forty team members have their own workbooks and at dayís end the team leader uses a macro to poll each team memberís workbook in turn to gather work results. When gathering these results the macro also needs to write some admin data to each workbook.

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