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I have created an excel object from VB.  I write data to the spreadsheet object and before I close the app I would like to save the workbook.  I am using the commondialog control to set the filename and path and then using workbook.saveas(commondialog.filename).  The problem is if the filename I am using already exists in the path that I have selected then excel brings up the dialog that asks if you want to save over the existing file. If you answer NO then I get a runtime error 1004 "method saveas of object workbook failed".  

Can anyone give me a solution or a way to check if the file exists before the workbook.saveas call?
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Éric Moreau earned 200 total points
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You can use the Dir$ function to check if the file already exists or use the Kill function to destroy it.

Maybe a good solution would be to destroy (without checking if the file already exists) and then save your workbook:

on error resume next
kill "c:\file.xls"
on error goto 0
workbook.saveas "c:\file.xls"
 
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by:gemme
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is there a way to do this from the excel dialogs?
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You can use the same code in an Excel module but not in dialogs!
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