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Jul 3, 2014

I have macros that often pause for the user to take some action -- for instance, to confirm that the correct cells are selected, or to delete something. Usually I use the "Stop" command, which opens the VBA editor; when I finish doing the manual action, I just resume the macro.

When writing macros for actual users, I'd like to do the same thing without their having to deal with the VBA window. Is there a way to pause and resume action and remain in the Excel window?

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[Code] ....

Problem is that once the RebuildDSWCatalog macro starts running, the STOP command button never seems to get the focus back. All other input is inhibited until the macro ends.

It just ignores that I'm hitting that STOP button. In fact, the button doesn't visibly respond at all until RebuildDSWCatalog finishes processing all 35,000 records.

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myCol = xlNone
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Case Is = 70, 100, 140, 150
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I had no problem when there was just one name (see John Smith below). I tried to use the InputBox command but needed to actually type in the name.

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I leave the workbook open as the Bloomberg DDE session remains open for 3 days even if the Bloomberg executable is not running.

Sometimes there is no problem and when I come into work the following day, the data is shifted forward by one day. Other times, much of the data is missing and I am forced to select and refresh each $AL$_ field. The problem with this is that for some reason the refresh is happening synchronously and I think this is causing havoc on the DDE connection and/or Excel. Resulting in slow/no updates. Also, if I refresh the worksheet some formulas will be overwritten with static data!

What I would like to do is create a macro that will:

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I have been waiting for Bloomberg support to fulfill this request for over one month now with no results.

I have a very minute amount of code below:

PHP Code:

Sub PopulateData() PopulateData Macro Range("AL2:BQ2").Select    
Selection.ClearContentsRange("AL2").SelectActiveCell.FormulaR1C1 = _ "=BDH(RC[-1],
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Dim strProcLine As String
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' adaugat procedura goala
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