Excel 2007 :: Updating Workbooks Containing Links To Other Files

Sep 12, 2010

I and my organization have many files created using Excel 2003. I have now upgraded to Excel 2007 and soon I discovered a huge problem.

- When opening a file using Excel 2007 that was created with Excel 2003 the links in that file is automatically updated even though I get the edit links dialog and choose not to update.

After searching for a solution on the Internet I realize that this is a problem that exist when Excel opens a file created in an earlier version. Microsoft has no solution.

I need to be in control of which links that are updated and not.

Going back to excel 2003 is not an option. Saving the source files in Excel 2007 is not an option.

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Sep 12, 2013

I'm linking some data from 2 workbooks in the same folder (using excel 2013)

I have a main rota that works great, called "Main Rota.xlsm" I then have a separate basic file called Email Rota.xlsx without all of the bells and whistles of the Main Rota, purley made to email out to staff.

I store both files in the same folder "Site Rota" and it works fine.... until I rename the folder or move the folder to my laptop.

The link in the Email Rota looks like so to start (calling cell A3 from the Main Rota) ='[Main Rota.xlsm]Planning Rota'!A3

As I said it works fine until I move the folder onto my laptop the link then changes to

='D:DesktopSite Rota[Main Rota.xlsm]Planning Rota'!A3

And I have to keep updating the link, I have read online that it isn't supposed to work like this and its supposed to read the file "cleverly" in the same folder ?

I would ideally like to keep both files in the same folder and to update from visa versa without having to update the links if I move it from PC to laptop with I do daily .

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This is caused by the process by which we update the 'B' to 'Z' workbooks. We have to delete them, and replace them with new files, that have the same name.

Is there any VBA code or something that I could run that will update the links to pick up the new files?

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I have a CSV that I have a excel macro created to do some formatting and then export the data into Access. that part works. I also have it checking for duplicate entries and skipping them. The problem that i run into is that not all my duplicates are truly duplicate, there have been updates and now i need to update Access. I have 2 fields, my primary key which is what I'm primarily matching on and then I'm checking if its been updated by checking another field "Last Changed" If this field doesn't match then I need to update the record.

At this point I'm trying to use a SQL UPDATE and I now believe that i have it formatted correct but when it gets to a record that needs to be updated I get an error: Run-time error '-2147217887 (80040e21)': The changes you requested to the table were not successful because they would create duplicate values in the index, primary key or relationship. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. the only other thing i could think to do would be to check each field to see if it has changed and just run the query against that but I feel like i would run into the same issue.
This is how I'm connecting to Access:

strTableName = "TableName"
strDBLocation = "xxxxuserhomexxxxxxxxxxxxDatabaseDatabase Backend.accdb"
strConnect = "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0; Data Source=" & strDBLocation & ";"

Set cn = New ADODB.Connection
cn.Open strConnect
Set rs = New ADODB.Recordset
rs.Open strTableName, cn, adOpenKeyset, adLockOptimistic, adCmdTable
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strSQL = "UPDATE " & strTableName & " "
strSQL = strSQL & "SET [Work Order ID] = '" & Range("B" & r).Value & "', "
strSQL = strSQL & "[JOBSTATUS] = '" & Range("C" & r).Value & "', "
strSQL = strSQL & "[SUBSTATUS] = '" & Range("D" & r).Value & "', "
strSQL = strSQL & "[Job Status] = '" & Range("E" & r).Value & "', "
strSQL = strSQL & "[STATUSDATETIME] = #" & Range("F" & r).Value & "#, "

[Code] ..........

The SQL code sits in a loop with an IF so it shouldn't execute every time and I plan on once i get this working to revisit this code and try to optimize it but that is not a priority currently.

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I have two spreadsheets that are linked in Excel 2007. They both hold very different information about the same projects, so each row shares some information. However, they are both very large and I do not want to combine them in case the whole spreadsheet becomes unusable. I'm not allowed to use a database

When I save Spreadsheet 1 in a different location, so that I have a backup of the precious data, the link in Spreadsheet 2 changes to show that new location. I want the link to stay at the old location.

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I have to complete his worksheet but now I am in a memory blank. I have the code set up but I guess I have been staring too much at this code...

I have 2 workbooks... One if for data entry and the other one is for a report.

So workbook1: the user will insert information on sheet1 and click a command button that will transfer the information on the next available row in Workbook2.

Workbook2 is strictly for report purpose. So all information transferred from book1 will be in book2.

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I have it set up this way:

Dim wbArchive As Workbook
Dim wsSrc, wsDst As Worksheet
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Dim strReqNo As String

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