I have a series of external database connections that I run in Excel, connecting to a Server based DB and running some SELECT statements. (ingres). We may have up to dozen of client machines accessing the ingres DB at any time. All is good at this point but when excel goes to INSERT some calculated data back to the main database, it appears that my Excel spreadsheet connection is locking the database when it connects, keeping other people from using their client connections.
first question: Does anyone know if the connection excel uses to run sql statements via external database connection will indeed prevent other users from connecting to the main database?
second question: if so, is there a setting or something that can make excel more "passive"?
I have a workbook which uses data connections to our sage accounts product. Everytime i open the sheet i get the "Data Connections have been disabled" security message, and need to go in and enable them. Is there any way of enabling the data connections by default? I only want to do it for this one workbook - i still want to be prompted when i open other workbooks.
From within VBA I need to open a database connection and issue a select and store the results in my spreadsheet. The issue is that I only JUST learned that you can do this and I dont know where I can look for instructions. Incase it matters, I am trying to connect to a Sybase DB. I have used perl, c# and a little bit of Java to do this but never from with in Basic (let alone basic within excel!)
I currently have a spreadsheet that has data connections to a file on a shared drive. On opening the file I have it update the data connections so that the data needed is always correct. The file I use is to be distributed out to work colleagues to use and on testing it works really well apart from if you have the file open and somebody tried to open the original file where the data is pulled from for the connection. It says it currently in use by 'another user'.
Is there any code to add to workbook_open that will close/disable the data connection links once the data has been updated? The code I currently have is this:
VB: Private Sub Workbook_Open() ActiveWorkbook.RefreshAll Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:02") Userform1.Show End If End Sub
What this basically does is gives it time to refresh the data connections and show a progress userform. The only thing is the connections stay live and I don't want that as the connection file is then locked. I'm hoping its something simple like ActiveWorkbook.CloseDataConnection added in after the userform has been shown (or something along them lines ). Also the data connections would have to be able to reconnect on open so that they can refresh again.
I have a workbook with multiple worksheets and over 25 Data Connections using MS Query to connect to different tables in an SQL Server database.
The problem is that the SQL Server database is now being moved to a different server. The database name and the schema of the tables will be unchanged. Only the server name needs to be changed from XXXXX to YYYYY.
I have been unable to find a way to successfully edit the data connections in Excel 2003. A web search produced one potential option. However, that did not work for me very well. Thought the code is designed to cycle through all tablequeries and pivotqueries, the change is only made to one of the data connections. Here is the option I tried:
Note that it is very easy to edit data connections in Excel 2007. So I also tried opening the .xls file in Excel 2007. I used the Data Connections button under the Data tab in the ribbon and was successful in editing the connections to point to the new server. However, the graphs used to display the queried data behave weird. The "format axis" settings and chart sizes change. In general, default display settings for charts seems to differ between Excel 2003 and 2007.
I used Excel 2007 to only edit the data connections and saved the workbook in the original .xls format
My issue is we have a remote office, using an access DB which links to an Excel file. We sometimes send the files to other people to make changes, but the link is then broken (it was a network location).
You can just change it manually, or accept the many prompts that come up, but it needs doing at each end, each time. I thought I'd do a routine to change the connection paths, this is what I have...
Code: Sub alan() Dim i As Long Dim cnt As Long Dim modtext As String, modfile As String Dim modrange As String, OldPath As String, NewPath As String
While making my first foray into defining external connections (to an Oracle database) I ended up with an "Existing Connection" that reports "File could not be opened. It is either damaged or the file format is not valid. Try opening the application that created it and saving to a new file." Followed by "Unable to open or read this connection file. Either the file has been damaged or the file format is not valid."
Ok, fine. So how do I delete it? There seems to be no option for that in the "Existing Connections" dialog. A search for a *.odc or *.udcx file doesn't turn up anything with the name of this connection. A search of the registry doesn't turn up anything.
I've created several access databases to which I've connected my excel files. However I've either deleted/moved these databases but my connections are still showing in Data -> Existing Connections tabs.
I've tried going to C:Program FilesMicrosoft OfficeOffice14QUERIES but no such queries exist.
The main objective of the code is to create different workbooks that are going to be send to different people(with only their data).
I am using the filter to delete the data that I don't need and then create a new workbook, save it and close it. This has been working fine.
The issue is that I have two slicers in the 'DistMenu' sheet. When I open again the newest workbook, they slicers are disconnected to the pivot tables. This can be fix manually by selecting the slicers --> PivotTables Connections etc
I use the macro recording to get a code and work from there, but is giving me error '1004' "Unable to get the PivotTables property of the Worksheet class".
The main objective is to create a, UDF with 2 parameters (Currency, Date) in order to display currency exchange rate based on the currency and date. Let's say I want to find an exchange rate between USD/ EUR, then I would have a formula something like "=FX(EUR, 12/31/2011)". All currencies will be against USD.
The trick is that it will have to be created as Add-On so that it can be used in any Excel spreadsheets. The second trick is that I cannot have VBA to make any internal connections to other workbooks or applications.
So the only thing that I can come up with would be to write a VBA code that would include all values and currency rates in it. The structure that I have in mind would be something like:
Code: Function Fx(Vl As String, Dte As Date) Dim Rte As String If Vl = "EUR" And Dte = "12/31/2011" Then Rte = 0.7723 ElseIf Vl = "EUR" And Dte = "12/31/2010" Then Rte = 0.7546
The above code does not work!There will be at least twenty different currencies and at least 15 periods.
Now that I insert it into the actual file, which is linked to the database I get an error. I also tried to move the display alert up, before the select instructions, but also this does not work. this is not what I wanted since I want this file not to possibly connect to any database.
I have an Excel Workbook with Showcase Queries embedded into it.
Upon a manual open, the user is prompted to either refresh data or keep data since last save, the user then has to enter a username and password to allow the query to access the database.
Using the code below to open the workbook, no such prompts are given. Is the code overriding the prompts and automatically refreshing the data without password? [Given nature of data, visual validation of refresh is not possible]
If not, how can we code a data refresh through showcase query with user/pw req's?
I've tried to remove connections after saves and have been unsuccessful.
HTML Code: ' Delete Additional Connections ' If ActiveWorkbook.Connections.Count > 0 Then ' For i = 1 To ActiveWorkbook.Connections.Count ' ActiveWorkbook.Connections.Item(1).Delete ' Next i ' Else ' MsgBox ActiveWorkbook.Connections.Count ' ' End If
HTML Code: ' Remove named ranges For Each nm In ActiveWorkbook.Names nm.Delete Next nm
I've tried both of these and the Excel file is still attached with XML to the query table. I get an error message saying the format is different then if you click okay it shows its connected to the database still. Is there an aggressive command that will severe all connections before saving? What commands to run to stop this connection after save to another workbook?
I have found a very useful UDF for removing non-alpha characters from strings. (See below, Credit for posting to Stanley D Grom - Ozgrid post ´Removing Non-alpha Characters From Text´).
Private Function RemoveCharacters(InString As String) As String Dim intLoopCounter As Integer Dim intStringLength As Integer Dim intASCIIVal As Integer intStringLength = Len(InString) InString = LCase(InString) For intLoopCounter = 1 To intStringLength intASCIIVal = Asc(Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1)) If intASCIIVal >= 97 And intASCIIVal <= 122 Then RemoveCharacters = RemoveCharacters + Mid(InString, intLoopCounter, 1) End If Next intLoopCounter End Function
1. Could the UDF be modified such that any part of a string contained within brackets is also removed (e.g. "NLGA High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlgahighstreeten")?
2. Can an argument be added to the format of the UDF, such that numbers (0 to 9) are either included or excluded (e.g. RemoveCharacters(A1,1) where the argument ´1´ would include any numbers (0 to 9), so "NLGA2003 High Street (West-Enfield), EN6" becomes "nlga2003highstreeten6")? ´blank´or ´0´would exclude these numbers, i.e. would return "nlgahighstreeten"
I'm trying to do here is take the value of a certain cell (client number) and set another cell to be the name of the client. For example if I were client number 100 and my company name was Holman Inc the user should be able to enter 100 and Holman Inc would populate itself in the next field.
I am trying to find the solution for the problem I faced after downloading the "Color Filter" utility from this forum (Handle Duplicates & Color Filter)
I really do not understand why I was banned. I've downloaded utility from THIS forum and have kindly asked help on how to remove it because it does not meet my needs. I am not an expert in VBA and expected that somebody could help me. (It looks like the person providing the utility in the above indicated post shared the password as everybody is thanking him but I don't see where it is!)
I just want to remove the utility from my PC!!! And, if I can do this without bloody password than I do not want it! But, can somebody just explain me if there is another way to remove this from my PC or I have to reinstall EXCEL ?
I must say that I find it really increadible for beeing banned twice for no reason. Isn't it worse to place the password protected utility so that the one dowloading it cannot remove it anymore?
I attached a file in which column A is dr_cr and E id INST_NO and column G is INST_AMT. This file like a bank statement. in which one instrument(cheque) present and i denote it c(credit) in column A. but if cheque credit then d(debit) means that this cheque present and dishonour. but some time one cheque credit and then debit and then credit. it means that we have to remove previous credit and debit entries. in this attached file you found this type of entries. i want to remove this type of entries. i further explain.
1. if one instrument have one credit and one debit its ok.
2. if one instrument two credit and one debit then remove one credit and one debit where instrument no and amount and drawee bank must be same.
3. if one instrument have two credit and two debit we have two remove one one debit and one credit.
4. if one instrument have three credit and two debit then we have to remove two credit and two debit so one credit left.
Is there a way to setup a spreadsheet so data that has been entered cannot ne deleted or edited, and only the last field in the column can be accessible? So if I have info entered in a1, a2, a3, b1, b2, b3, no one can edit or delete them, and can only add to a4 and b4? Will I need to write a macro for this or is it something I can do with certain settings?
An apostrophe has appeared at the beginning of the words and/or numbers in the cells. I have tried using the "Replace" feature to remove these apostrophes and it won't work. I need to remove the apostrophes so I can upload our inventory, as the SKU must be pulled exactly.
I have a cel that has about 100,000 phone numbers and at the end of some and before sum, there are spaces added to end. is there a formula, or a way to take everything away except for the 10 digit number?