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disable "the workbook you opened contains automatic links to information in another workbook..."

Posted on 2004-08-08
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how do i disable this dialog box:
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The workbook you opened contains links to information in another workbook. Do you want to update this
workbook with changes made to the other workbook?

.To update all linked information, click Yes.
.to keep the existing information, click No.

                                                          Yes                      No

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i need to this able this so that my program would just run automatically without stops it would only terminate when it is done printing the last file. I place 250 points even though it is only a not so difficult question.
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by:[ fanpages ]
ID: 11750289
Hi,

Are you opening the MS-Excel workbook via Visual Basic?

If so, please paste the code you are using and then we can best advise on what to change to avoid the prompt to re-link external files.

For example,

The second argument of the "Open" method of MS-Excel allows you to specify the default action to take:

expression.Open(FileName, UpdateLinks, ReadOnly, Format, Password, WriteResPassword, IgnoreReadOnlyRecommended, Origin, Delimiter, Editable, Notify, Converter, AddToMRU)

"UpdateLinks" (Optional Variant) specifies the way links in the file are updated.  If this argument is omitted, the user is prompted to specify how links will be updated.  Otherwise, this argument is one of the values listed in the following table.

Value/Meaning
0 Doesn't update any references
1 Updates external references but not remote references
2 Updates remote references but not external references
3 Updates both remote and external references


I suggest using a syntax such as:

Open(Filename:="filename.xls", UpdateLinks:=3)


BFN,

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by:4ceReconSniper
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Sub excelprocess()
    On Error GoTo xlserrorhandler
    Set excel_app = New Excel.Application
    excel_app.Workbooks.Open attachloc
    DoEvents
    excel_app.ActiveWorkbook.PrintOut
    PrintDetector
xlserrorhandler:
    excel_app.ActiveWorkbook.Close False
    excel_app.Quit
    Set excel_app = Nothing
End Sub
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[ fanpages ] earned 250 total points
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Hi,

Try changing:
excel_app.Workbooks.Open attachloc

to read:
excel_app.Workbooks.Open attachloc, 3

BFN,

fp.
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by:4ceReconSniper
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is there another parameter for it it seems it updates the changes i don't want to update the changes in the file
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by:[ fanpages ]
[ fanpages ] earned 250 total points
ID: 11750841
Try:
excel_app.Workbooks.Open attachloc, 0

insead.

BFN,

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by:4ceReconSniper
ID: 11750934
fanpages->yeah i got it, its zero, well this question is not related in this topic, in your membership in EE when you have 10000 expert points do you have unlimited question points? im at 8800 points already and hoping when reaching 10000 i would have unlimited question points i have lots of question about programming to "real" experts like you for i am a new programmer i lack of experiences and knowledge on things like i asked, it seems easy but i just dont know it exist. Are you active always in EE?
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by:[ fanpages ]
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Hi,

Sorry, I'm not sure about the unlimited question points, as I've never asked a question!

Try reviewing the membership details, or reviewing the FAQ assistance at:
http://www.experts-exchange.com/help.jsp

Personally, I'm not contributing as much on E-E as I would like.

Other stuff just gets in the way! :)

Glad we got an answer to your problem.

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fp.
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ok thanks
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