File save as - replace existing file

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Last Modified: 2010-04-21
I my existing macro I have to save the active worksheet as a csv.  The csv will always exist in the directory which I am saving it to.  Is there a parameter in the saveas command that will automatically answer the replace file question?
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="C:\my documents\Costing.csv", FileFormat:=xlCSV, CreateBackup:=False

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Question by:ilrosebud26
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mvidas earned 200 total points
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Hi rosebud,

If you toggle DisplayAlerts before and after the saveas line, it shouldn't prompt you.

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs Filename:="C:\my documents\Costing.csv", FileFormat:=xlCSV, CreateBackup:=False
Application.DisplayAlerts = True

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Thank you for your quick response.  I am sorry to ask something so simple but now I know!
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Not a problem! It is a useful thing to use remove any prompt you get (saveas, erase sheet, etc). Almost as useful as turning off ScreenUpdating to make things run smoother :) Let me know if you need anything else

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