I have a template that I wish to distribute to others. It will link to a second file (also distributed by me) that will be in each users' "My documents" folder (or "Documents" in Vista). I currently have the template set to look at "C:" as that is common for everyone. Turns out that creates other problems. However, now each user's file location will be unique due to the path of their documents folder
Question, is there a robust way to automate the finding of the linked file in the template without having each user "relocate" it? Reason is the template will be updated frequently and I want to ease their pain by not making them go through this every time.
Below code is for splliting text file into multiple excel worksheet. I want to modify it to splitting text file into different msword documents in folder. Is it possible to change the code
'Dimension Variables Dim ResultStr As String Dim FileName As String Dim FileNum As Integer Dim Counter As Double 'Ask User for File's Name FileName = InputBox("Please enter the Text File's name, e.g. test.txt")
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 copied 2 worksheets from one file to another and went in to "Edit Links" and changed the source to itself rather than the original file which took away those links in the cells that the original file was present in, but it still gives me a dialogue when opening the file that links to the original file. I go back to "Edit Links" and press "Break Link" but it doesn't seem to remove the link to the original file. If I click on "Connections", none are present. I clicked on "Startup Prompt" and set it so that it wouldn't annoy me with the prompt any more, but I'd ideally like to not have any reference to the original file.
Last week I copied a worksheet from one spreadsheet into another, and have since been working from the new one. When I open the file I get a message box asking if I want to Update links from the other workbook. But I've deleted all named ranges, formulae, shapes, everything that could possibly link to the other workbook. I've also (in my frustration) completely deleted the sheet that was originally copied and re-made it from scratch. But it STILL comes up with this update box. In Excel's Help it says to go to Edit/Links and press Break Link, which I have tried but it doesn't do a thing. The link is still sitting there in the display box in the Links window - it says that the Type is Worksheet, I don't know if this makes any difference that it's not a formula or anything?
Also, in complete desperation when it wasn't deleting the link, I changed the source to a random file, so it now comes up with an error in updating (which it obviously would) however this doesn't have any effect on my file because as far as I can tell it no longer has links to the other file! I'm tempted to just go to the option that says don't show the Update prompt on opening (the file is to be handed in as coursework on Wednesday) but this doesn't solve the problem, only bypasses it! Each time I made a major change (e.g. recreating the copied worksheet, changing the source) I saved the file under a different name, so I have all old copies just incase I've completely messed it up!
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've recorded a Get External Data macro and wish to modify source and destination components. I would like to replace the absolute link to the file name with a variable and the Destination range to the active cell at the time I run the macro.
This is the is the macro code line that handles the source and destination components I want to modify.
Range("AQ2").Select With ActiveSheet.QueryTables.Add(Connection:= _ "TEXT;C:filename.csv", Destination:=Range("AQ2"))
The master has rows corresponding to numbered files: 4300 | CellValue1 | CellValue2 | etc 4301 | CellValue1 | CellValue2 | etc
In attempting a simple formula (a couple VBA codes I tried did not work and were probably substantially more than I needed anyway), I made the following:
='CMain FolderSub Folder[concatenate(cell w/file number,".xls")]Sheet1'!A1 This is identical to the copy/paste link formula currently in use except that I am trying to have the actual file number/name generated off the master list instead of what is in the file itself.
Purpose: in case I was not clear on this above, I am trying to automatically populate the master worksheet with the data from the workbook. The current procedure is to copy a line of the data from the workbook, then paste as a link in to the master worksheet on the row corresponding to the file number.
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 an unwanted link and I can't remove it. I have tried through the Edit Links dialog box, searched for [ in formulas throughout the workbook and gone searching manually for the reference but to no avail.
This code will take the value of the active cell (which is a filename) and open the corresponding PDF document of the same name.
Dim fName As String Dim fExt As String Dim fPath As String Dim fFullPath As String fName = ActiveCell.Value fPath = "M:Books" fExt = ".pdf" fFullPath = fPath & fName & fExt ActiveWorkbook.FollowHyperlink Address:=fFullPath, NewWindow:=True............
I receive a Weekly list; let’s call it “Doc1” with a load of order numbers in column A. I then have another excel document, lets call it “Doc2” also with order numbers in column B.
Is there a way to see if an order number in Doc1 already exists in Doc2; perhaps change the font colour to red for example (in Doc1 only)? I don’t want to affect Doc2 in any way I am not allowed to alter it at all.
I have several excel documents all linked to one unique excel document which I will call document A.
Document A is a performance spreadsheet where I have percentages, sales figures and times, for my sales team.
Each sales person has their own unique dashboard (another excel document) that I am currently trying to finalize.
Their personal dashboards have pie charts with text boxes. The text boxes within the charts link up to their relevant cells in document A.
When Document A is open and I open 1 of the sales person's dashboards. Everything looks good and works, however.
When I close document A the dashboard information changes. For example, the dashboard information could be showing 25% but when I close document A it reverts to 0.25
If I close down the dashboard and open document A back up, change it to 30% then close it. The dashboard recognizes the change BUT reads as 0.30. This is the same with them all.
The only fix I have figured out is creating another tab in Document A then duplicate of all the information required for the dashboards then save the cells as TEXT (as opposed to currency, percentage etc).
This kind of defeats the object because I have formulas set up in Document A and don't want to be doing twice the work.
I am having problems opening Excel documents on first try. If I double click a excel doc icon it will start excel, hang for about a minute and a half then just display a excel blank doc. If I then go back to the original doc icon with excel still open and double click it again the document appears.
I have been sent a document of clients names that I need to check against our own, is there a way on excel in which I can see if there are any matchers between our client list and the one I have been sent. It is for security purposes.
I have two workbooks one names "Quote" other named "product supply". In "Quote" i would like to have somthink like a Vblookup that on a givin line can enter price's, disciptions and other data automaticly on that line, From the "Product Supply".
"Quote" A:1 Dropdown list. Select product, Then refers to "product supply" of that product, then trasphers data into "Quote" A:2
I have data concerning documents people have to write, which is updated weekly. Is there a way of looking up a name and then returning all the documents that they have to write. I have tried a vlookup, but this only returns the first entry and not the lot. Also i would prefer the document data for each person to be returned in to one cell.
I need a little assistance opening a Word file via an Excel macro. The two files are linked and upon opening, the Word file asks if the links should be updated. I need this to automatically be "Yes" everytime the file is opened.
I'm putting together an Excel sheet which contains links to other files. I was wondering if I can display the properties of those files in an adjacent cell? Basically I want to show the date the document being pointed to in a hyperlink was last changed. The documents are contained on a local drive.