Force Links To Reference Linked Workbook Network Folder
Apr 4, 2008
The situation is that I have created a workbook in a network folder: xprojectsexcelclientAApril
The workbook links to a few other workbooks on the same network, but in the parent folder: xprojectsexcelclientAApril
The problem occurs when my colleagues have to updates the links in the main workbook, because they have not mapped the network drive in the same way as I have. The problem is NOT the prefix, but the fact that they have a more direct link to the network folder. My collages have mapped the folder like: xclientAApril
Is there a way where I can make the links in the workbook, so they don't depend on the entire string, but only on the fact that it is in the parent folder?
I'd prefer to edit links with the source workbook open, however I receive this error when I do "A formula in this worksheet contains one or more invalid references." I am able to edit links with the source workbook closed but this takes far too much time to be satisfied with that as the solution. I have used vlookup formulas and the index-match method and they both take about the same amount of time to update. I've separated each worksheet and used the "name manager" add-in and have searched all links for any type of error. I feel like I'm missing something. Is there a way to fix this "invalid reference" error so that I can edit my links with the source workbook open?
I'm trying to perform a copy & paste operation by hand which to me should be easy in theory. I have a worksheet whose formulas have been corrupted. I have a backup of this sheet- I'd like to copy the backup sheet into the workbook. The problem is that the formulas, which reference other worksheets within the workbook, are copied over as links to the backup workbook instead of the new workbook they are being copied too. This seems simple, but how do I copy the worksheet and the references without having to go through all of the references by hand to only apply to the local book.
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 a couple of functions in a excel addin file which is located on a network, i have been having this issue on a few spread sheets now and decided to test it on a completely new blank sheet.
The function i am using to test is called "extent" and it is called fine when loaded on one machine, loads fine on another machine, saved it. Load it up on another and the link is completely wrong. It is completely random between machines.
The link it loaded is an old one i have used before that is not in use, but it was not associated with this spreadsheet file in anyway. Is there anyway to force excel not to update these links automatically as the manual option is greyed out.
I can not fathom out why excel puts in this network location.
I have attached some screenshots, the correct network location is PODDrop BoxesPOD_AdminAddins
I have read your loop instructions under FAQ entitled; Loop through a folder of workbooks. It works very well on a local drive but I need to have it loop through a folder on a network drive. the drive is mapped as h:\computer name2008shareddocs
I want to ask about the network folder. The current systems that i develop contains about 15 excel workbooks and every workbooks link with each other. If i place all the workbooks into the network folder, does all the formula, link and vba will be changed to network too?
Such as the formula: ='G:systems[workA.xlsm]A1.
Does it will change the path of the formula? or i have to change all the formula, hyperlink and vba manually? second, how should i place the workbooks in network folder in a right way? do i need to change any setting at excel file?
Scenario; I have 3rd party software that pulls reports in .csv files. I want to summarise this data into another spread sheet. Ideally I would like to save these files into a folder on the network and my summary workbook simply looks for this folder and is able to find data within all Excel files saved in there (new files will be added on a monthly basis).
Once it has found the folder there will be 2 pieces of data to evaluate; Cell $B$1; this will be the name of a course (e.g. health & safety, money laundering etc.) Column $D; this will contain the score achieved by multiple learners.
The summary spreadsheet then averages all of the scores for the different courses(in seperate cells)
The idea is that the .csv files can be pulled and saved into said folder and eliminates the need to manually input this data into the summary spreadsheet.
The script below scans through a specified folder on a network and scans every xls file inside that folder for a value. When it finds the spreadsheet which contains that value (a policy number) it outputs some of the data from the matching file and also provides a link to the sheet in question.
It worked perfectly until I saved, exited and re-opened the file and now I am getting a 1004 run-time error every time I try and execute the script.
I cant for the life of me work out a cause.
More baffling, the wording of the error says that the file 'R:DirCancellations.xls' could not be found.
At no point is a file called 'Cancellations.xls' specified. Why has the script decided to search for a file called 'Cancellations'?
ActiveSheet.unprotect ActiveWorkbook.unprotect Dim wb As Workbook Dim TheFile As String Dim MyPath As String Dim DirLoc As String Dim PolNum As String ActiveSheet.Range("C13:G25").ClearContents................
I have links between Excel files and Word files. I use these files for multiple projects. When I copy them and paste them to a new folder the new files would be linked together. For some reason this has stopped. Now when I copy, the Word file has links to the original document, not to the copied document.
We use Excel 2003 and 2007 to track labor data for a field service company. The field tech's complete daily forms and the office staff copy/paste this data into weekly billing worksheets. They use naming conventions to show the jobs and dates in the file name (Daily Labor - Job1 - 031308.xls and Weekly Labor - week ending 3-16.xls. What I would like to do is link the daily data to the weekly forms as they come in. Is there some way to do this when the job names and the dates are always different? Can I tell Excel to expect data files based on the naming conventions as in the Weekly is named "Weekly Labor - Week Ending 3-16.xls so data files named LaborJob1310.csv, laborjob1311.csv would automatically update the weekly sheet? I can put these in a folder and link them, but I don't know how to provide an easy way to do this for the upcoming week.
I have a number of spreadsheets in a folder called country (each sheet is the name of a region). These sheets are linked to another sheet called master which is in another folder.
The regional sheets all have a list of wrap codes and pull details specific to each code from the master sheet. All wrap codes for all sheets are stored in the master, details for wrpas are manually entered here as well as any other associated information.
The link is kept by way of an index match formula used to populate information from the master for all wrap codes in the regional sheet.
Each of the regional sheets act as a report for a specific region and the master is the main source. Every week we need to open the regional sheets (some reside in different folders/subfolders) update the index match formulas in the sheet so that the data is refreshed and then save as a new file with data as values to another folder for reporting.
I am looking for a code that can automatically update all of the excel sheets in a given folder and then save them to a new folder automatically.
I have very very limited knowledge of VB (did make a hello world dialog box once) and am stuck as to any way to automate this process.
I have copied and then pasted & linked numerous cells from one sheet to another within the same workbook. When I copy the 2 sheets (Edit>Move or Copy Sheet>Create Copy) the linked cells on the duplicates remain linked to the original sheet. How can I copy the 2 sheets and have the cells on the copied sheet be linked to the copied sheets and not the original?
I have up to 50 workbooks in one folder with data in a specific range. I also have one workbook which includes additional data, including conditional formatting and dropdowns. I need to copy the desired range from the first workbook in the source folder to the second workbook, then save the latter to my destination folder, using the same name as the first. I need to repeat this process for all workbooks in the source folder.
As above i have a macro which opens a workbook which is on a network drive. This works fine for my multiple users...however i have discovered that if they do not have the drived mapped with the same drive letter at the start...it will throw up an error advsing that the file does not exist. Is there any way to by pass this.
Ex - "TestFile.xls"
File is stored in "E:NetworkTeam1Testfile.xls"
However, some users have access to this file and it is mapped as E:, but some users have been mapped as F: The advisors who have been mapped as F: cannot access the file. Is the VBA/Macro smart enough to bypass the drive letter and just search the rest of the past...NetworkTeam1Testfile.xls".
I have a master summary sheet that contains all the required information for 21 other worksheets. Each row contains the information for a single sheet. I have linked all the relative cells to the first sheet but would like create a formula that changes the row reference in each of the links rather than the tedious task of updating each individual link in every sheet.
I have tried using the indirect function but constantly get errors returned, the basic formula i have been using is: =INDIRECT("Summary"!C&,X1)
'C' is the column in the summary sheet that the information should be taken and 'X1' is the cell in the worksheet that will define what row the data should be taken e.g in one sheet the reference for that specific cell will be C5 and the next C6 and so on.
when i put a file across a network, it should be shared among all the users, but it appears as read only file and the option of track changes in the tools function is disabled. However, when i open an excel file in a stand alone pc, and use the track changes option, i get the file as (shared) as the header. what is the significane or meaning of this word "shared" in a stand alone pc?
I'm working on a project that has a master workbook and multiple files that link to the master. The master workbook calculates values based off of a ton of information: account info, pricing info, quantity info, etc. It is a pretty massive excel file, but that is not where the problem arises.
The files that I am trying to link contain relevant information for specific accounts, including prices. The cells that contain product prices are linked to the master workbook. Example: Destination file, lets call this "Company A", Source file, lets call this "Master". In Company A's spreadsheet there is a column that contains pricing specific to that company. This pricing comes from the Master. Most of the pricing is in column C. What I have been doing is copying the relevant cell in the master and "Past Special, Paste Link" in Company A. I do this for every product in Company A's worksheet.
The goal of this is to automate pricing, so that when there are price changes or account changes, one would only have to update the master and all the separate account worksheets would populate with the correct prices. The method I've been using was working perfectly, until I had to edit the master file. I had to insert and delete a few rows from the master file. I work in excel quite often and link cells alot, so I figured that the linked cells would update to the new format, but they aren't. Ex. If a cell in Company A's worksheet is referencing F46 in the master and I delete row 44, I would like the cell to now reference F45, because that is the cell with the correct information. But instead Company A's worksheet isn't adjusting for the deleted row and is still referencing F46.
The only solutions I have found for this issue are to either have all the linked files open when I am editing the master. But seeing as there are almost 25 files, that doesn't seem very practical. The other solution is to never insert or delete rows, just to add on to the end of the master spreadsheet.
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 am a complete newbie with the camera tool. Is there any way to make the camera tool dynamic so that the cells the tool is referencing can change upon the click of a button or some other form of switch? I am creating my first dashboard and this is the last step for my report to be completely dynamic.
----------------------------------------------------------------------- Never mind, I apologize i just figured this one out...
Create a user defined formulaIn the UDF Create an if statementThe if statement's condition is the logistics in the shift mechanismThe value if true is the first group of cells you want in the snap shotThe value if false is the second group of cells you want in the snap shot, The range you want to toggle betweenRename the cell reference of any snap shot you have taken with the UDF name. In my example my UDF is "Dude" so when you select the camera tool it shows =Dude as the cell referenceReference a scroll bar to the conditional cell you selected in the if statement or choose statement. This is the shift mechanism
If you want to toggle between more than 2 sets of data use =Choose instead of =if
I currently have a password secured excel file on my departs Q drive, which everyone can access unfortunately only 1 person can edit at a time. I tried to turn it into a workbook so we could all edit it at the same time but now some of the other users can't access the file at our other buildings throughout the county. This is for excel 2010. And I did select the share workbook, and allow multiple users to edit box. everything else is unchanged.
I have this workbook that has around 12-15 worksheets. At present there is a formula that takes a arugument called "Calc". now it is set to automatic recalculate in the prefereneces. so whenever i change a sheet i have to then go to another sheet to where the calc field resides and just change the number to any number other then zero and immediately it calculates all the sheets in the workbook.
So now,I want to recalculate only one sheet at a time instead of all the sheets and also dont want to depend on the calc field of another sheet. So i made the preferences to manual and checked the box that says 'recalculte on save'. and also in the function gets () im replacling the calc to '6'. And for each sheet in vba- i wrote:
Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Excel. Range) ActiveSheet.Calculate End Sub
But when i do alt+s to save it just saves but does not recalculate. how do i make it recalculate when it saves..
I've created a UserForm which the user exclusively uses to interact with a workbook.
The problem is, if the user opens another workbook, it will open in the same Excel "Process" or "Instance" and the user would have to close the UserForm in order to use the other workbook they opened.
In VBA or some obscure application setting, is there a way to force workbooks to open in a new Excel Process (or new "Instance" of Excel)?
Another possibility would be to code something in the UserForm workbook that, on Workbook Open, would start a new separate Excel process....if that's even possible (can VBA execute a system shortcut or system command string?).
I have an auto_open macro in my workbook that sets the workbook to FullScreen. However, it also makes existing open workbooks fullscreen. Is there some way that I can leave the previously open workbooks not fullscreen (i.e. so the toolbars are still visible)?