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How to read a variable from an opened excel workbook

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Hi

I woud like to read a defined name (Variable) from an opened workbook. I know how to do this by creating a new workbook with 'CreateObject("excel.application")'. But this time the workbook is already open and I need to read a variable which is stored in a defined name. By the way it's not possible to open a 2nd instance because wouldn't have the variable I need.

Any suggestions?
Thx *mg
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to get access to an application/workbook already open, do

set obj = GetObject(,"excel.application")

use  obj and proceed.
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