I need the 'Week 26' and the 'John Smith' to be changeable and preferabilly linked to a cell using the INDIRECT formula so I can change all references to Week 26, 27, 28 etc and also change the workbook name it is referencing.
I have attempted to do this in the following way
I broke down the pathname to seperate cells
Cell 1: 'C:Spreadsheets
Cell 2: A reference linking to a cell containing value: Week 26
Cell 3: A reference linking to a cell containing value: [John Smith.xls]
Cell 4: Sheet1'!$A$1
I then used the CONCATENATE formula to link these into a single cell as a text string.
I then tried to use INDIRECT to link to the filemane in the CONCATENATE cell.
This did not work.
I need a way to make parts of the filename variable and linked to one cell.
I also need to do this while the other workbooks are closed.
I have found some information on INDIRECT.EXT which as far as I can make out involves installing mods to Excel to make these work, I cannot do this as the spreadsheet will be used across our network and will eventually be used by thousands of users.
Cell B1 in Client Form.xls refers to Cell A1 in Job Info.xls. This link is created when both files are open. When Job Info.xls is closed, the reference in Client Form changes to 'D:Job 1Source[Job Info.xls]Sheet1'!$A$1.
Then, I copy and save Job 1 as Job 2. Thus, the second set of folders are: ....
I want to move the workbook I have created to a different folder on the same drive. The workbook is pretty big and has loads of links to other workbooks. If I move it will all of these links fail and if so will I have to manually reset them all? I guess I am asking if there is specific method of moving workbooks which will automatically change the links to the cope with the new location?
The formulas work fine if the external file is open. However if the linked file is not loaded and I load the file with the external links, as soon as the file with links is calculated, some of externally linked cells turn to "#VALUE" errors. I have a need to have only certain people see the employee file that is referenced above but the others need to update the file with the external links and not have errors in cells.
The really weird thing is that some cells yield the #VALUE error and some don't, even when both have SUMIFS() functions in them. Even cells with the Exact same formula in them will sometimes yield #VALUE and other times yield a real value.
Is it possible to update external links on a worksheet via running a macro? I have a worksheet where some cells have external links to other files, and every month I have to scroll through and do the typing in order to have everything up and running. A typical cell has formulas like =[E:ReportsAug-2007.xls]Data!F25 Another cell =[E:ReportsAug-2007.xls]Data!F43 and so on.
Every new month I actually have to replace all [E:ReportsAug-2007.xls] occurrences with for example [E:ReportsSep-2007.xls]. So, is it possible to have a macro which opens a textbox of which i can type the new month 'Sep', so that when the macro runs I save all the typing?
I am working on a research project of which details cannot be disclosed. I basically have many worksheets which each contain 3D positional data and I am plotting overlaid graphs using multiple worksheets. I have gotten them to work where I manually enter the names of the worksheets, but I am trying to use the CELL("filename") command to get the current worksheet's name, then using a substitute command to change certain fields, then I would like to use the string name created by those functions to call a global variable in another worksheet which defines a range. I will try to give an example.
Say I have 3 worksheets for arbitrary measurements: 1) filename 1mm 2) filename 2mm 3) filename 3mm
I would like to graph all 3 sets of data in worksheet "filename 1mm", using the fact that everything in the filenames are the same except for the 1/2/3mm part. I have a template of which I will be copy/pasting data from numerous data sets and then each worksheet has defined names "X_vals" and "Y_vals" which give me dynamic ranges for the data I wish to plot from that worksheet.
When I type the names manually--i.e. " 'filename 2mm'!X_vals" everything works fine, but when I try to create the exact same string dynamically using indirect/substitute/left/right etc, it does not let me do it. I am able to create a dynamic string with a range, such as " 'filename 2mm'!C10:C100" but then when I change it to " 'filename 2mm!X_vals" it just gives me #REF!.
I guess my question is just is there any way to use the indirect function to create a string name dynamically which references a defined name in another worksheet? If not possible with just simple excel functions, is there a way to do this with a macro? I am not exactly familiar with VBA in excel, though I know how to run macros.
I have VBA code that creates three reports based on fields a user chooses. When the user clicks the button to create the first report, links are built to the files which contain the fields they chose. There are approximately 15 files that need to be linked in every report.
When the links are built, referencing the external files, the system is extremely slow.
I have Application.ScreenUpdating = False and Application.Calculation = xlCalculationManual.
Despite these settings, the links pull in updated values.
Also, to create the last two files, I do a FIND/REPLACE to change the cells referenced in the links, causing it to choke.
would get the links in place without updating each one as it is created?
I have the following code in Sheet1 for file Book7.xls
Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
On Error Resume Next
For Each rcell In Range("A1:D6") Select Case rcell.Value Case Is >= 5 rcell.Interior.Color = vbBlue Case Is < 5 rcell.Interior.Color = vbRed End Select Next rcell
Range A1:D6 is linked to an external source file which I am changing every now and then.
A1 has the formula:
Copied all the way to D6.
[Book8.xls]Sheet1!A1:D6 presently has all values 1 hence the formatting in Book7 is all red.
Now I an changing source file to Book9.xls (thru EDIT menu->LINKS). [Book9.xls]Sheet1!A1:D6 has all values 10. But when I change external source to Book9.xls, the right formatting did not apply. All are still red (instead of blue). I still need to go in one of the cell and press F2 and F9 to trigger calculation.
How do I change the code in order to recognise the calculation in order to trigger the codes in the event?
In order to do that I need to change the path of an External Data that is an access 2003 file (.mdb file).
The only way that I imagine it is possible is to select a cell that is an adress for the query result, than click on properties and change it selecting the new path of file (the path moves depending on the user of the .xls).
I'im using an index - match - match formula with links to an external file.
Everything works fine until I close the source workbook. At that moment the liks break. The error I'm getting is #REF!.
I suspect the reason is that the source data are in form of an official table. I tried some formulas with data in the same workbook but outside the table and they keep working after the source file is closed.
I really want to keep the source data in a form of an official excel table.
The goal is to have a data validation drop down list that adjusts the File.xls name portion of the external cell reference (example given below) and return the result of the cell I am searching in the new file after updating my links.
I am trying to set up an external cell refence within my workbook for example: ='[File.xls]Tab'!$C$9
When I have tried setting the equation to pull from the drop down list in cel A1 for example: ="'["&A1&"]Tab'!$C$9"
It only shows the new file path name and not the value in the new sheet--even after updating links.
I am also attempting to do this using the my network places file path instead of the letter drive in my computer.
I have an Excel 2003 workbook (named TargetWorkbook.xls) with some links to a CSV file called DataSource.csv. I use Excel 2007 to open the workbook. I checked the "Update links to other documents" option under the "When Calculating this workbook..." section on the Advanced pane of the Excel Options window. I unchecked the "Ask to update automatic links" option under the "General" section on the Advanced pane of the Excel Options window. I selected the "Don't display the alert and update links" option on the Startup Prompt dialog (accessed from the Edit Links dialog) I created a simple Auto_Open macro with the following statements:
Sub Auto_Open() Workbooks.Open Filename:="C:ProjectsExcelTestDataSource.csv", ReadOnly:=True Worksheets("DataSource").Activate Workbooks("TargetWorkbook.xls").Activate Windows("DataSource.csv").Visible = xlVeryHiidden End Sub
The DataSource.csv file is updated daily. I want the cells of TargetWorkbook.xls to automatically update from the csv file when I open TargetWorkbooks.xls without displaying a prompt. I plan to deploy this workbook to a server and open it programatically via a Windows Service (I know, I know, Microsoft doesn't encourage this)and can't have it throwing up a user dialog.
Here is the problem: When I open TargetWorkbook.xls manually using Excel 2007, it updates the links but throws up the dialog "This workbook contains one or more links that cannot be updated...". When I click on the "Edit Links..." button, it displays the message "Warning: Open source to update values". When I click the "Check status" button for this link, it says "Source is open". How do I prevent this dialog box from poping up? I've been wrestling with this for a few days now and can't find a solution.
I have a sheet called "Sheet1" in workbook "File1". In this sheet, I have a lot of formulas and some of them involves linking to external files located in E: Finance folder. Is there a way to automatically highlight those cells containing a formula that references to external files?
I have a little boo-boo I need to fix. I have a customer that has about 100 workbooks. I needed to add some functions to them so I made up a new sheet of forms and buttons as well as a series of new macros to bring into these workbooks. I knew I couldn't import the macros, so I added the module containing those by hand to all workbooks. I then imported a master copy of the new sheet from a master file i use to hold my working macros. The problem is the buttons on the new sheeets in each workbook now references the master workbook for the macro name, even though each workbook has the same macro of the same name in itself.
My question is, can I make a macro that will edit all the buttons on a specific named sheet (maintenance is the sheet name) in a workbook and take out the external reference.
For example, instead of the assigned macro pointing to c:master.xls!macro1 i just want it to call macro1. And yes, I can go into them and do it by hand. Do I want to manually edit 100 workbooks for a dozen buttons each? No. I want to automate it if I can. If anyone can help I would greatly appreciate it. It would save me a bunch of time.
Upon opening after "Enable" is selected the workbook attempts to locate several nonexistent pieces of data, either internet based files or network based files. Requested data appears to be about 11 years old and would not be applicable it located.
Edit Links shows the location of the requested files, i.e., E:filename but does not show the location within the document that causes this request. A search for "E:" does not locate text in any worksheets.
The question is how to delete or turn off this problem which slows opening, saving, and recalculation of a large multiple worksheet workbook.
I have attached the file I am working on. I am attempting to create a link to an external file based on the value of cells in column A. Then I would like to simply copy the formula down, lets say in Column B, the rows and as I do the external file reference will change depending on the value within the cell in Column A. I hope that I am making sense.
I am using Windows Vista with Excel 2007. The files will all be within the same file folder, however, there are hundereds of files so I won't be able to open them all for the indirect to work.
I would like a defined name (1) in my excel document (A) to refer to another defined location (2) in an external document (B), which is a master document that will not move or be renamed. The main document (A) is one which will be copied to numerous locations within our company's network.
Therefore, I need the defined name (1) to have an absolute reference to the external document (B). At the moment I'm only able to get a relative reference, since Excel 'simplifies' the reference when both files are opened. Here is what I'm currently using: ='J:Invoice TemplateOffice list01 231106 List of offices.xls'!SiteNames
Cell F9 looks at D9. If there is no value, I would like it to return "", if there is a value, I'd like it to finish the formula.
It figures the formula correctly, providing there is a value in D9. However, the entire D column is referencing cells from another workbook. So while no value shows up, if you click on an empty cell in D9 it says:
='C:Workbooks[EnterMenu.xls]Enter Menu Items Here'!D5
How can I get Excel to see 'visually' empty cells in the D column as empty when it seems Excel is reading the cell value as a reference path.
However, that diagnoses might be wrong, since if there is a value there, it figures the formula using the value and pays no attention to the reference path.
This is the formula I'm using currently: =IF(D9=0,"", IF(N(H9),H9/D9,G9/D9))
I made an excel document for my boss with the list of the furniture in an flat that we will rent. The document will be signed by the the guest of the apartment and will be used if anything at the end of the renting period is ruined or is missing. It's kind of insurance. The problem is that next to the cell with the list of furniture I made a list of hyperlink connected to the photos of the furniture. Everything is working on my computer where the photos are in a folder that is contained in "documents" but as soon as I try it in another computer placing the folder again in the document folder it doesn't work. It says "the file is missing". I just realized that I need a dynamic path but today I have to handle the excel file and I don't know how to do it and to change the path of every link with just few clicks I have no time to change photo by photo (there are like 300 pictures).
I have VBA code with array formula that looks up some values from series of spreadsheets. Which spreadsheet to use depends on the values in another column.
How do I make the formula the same for the whole range as it will substitute the necessary path into itself?
here is an example:
here is a code for VBA: