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Turn off update links using VBA

Posted on 2009-04-13
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Hi Experts,

I'm having trouble turning off the dialog box for user to choose update/edit the links in a Excel workbook using VBA. The codes are written in Access:

The prompt still appears although I set it as update always.
Can anyone help?
Thanks.
Dim acExcel, wb
     Dim xlPath
     xlPath = "F:\xxxxxx"
     Set acExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
     acExcel.Visible = True
     Set wb = acExcel.Workbooks.Open(Filename:=xlPath, UpdateLinks:=xlUpdateLinksAlways)
     With wb.worksheets("Sheet1")
     '--------work on the data-------------
     End With
     wb.Close False
     Set wb = Nothing
     acExcel.Quit
     Set acExcel = Nothing

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Question by:LizzJ
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by:Chris Bottomley
ID: 24135364
Hello LizzJ,

Try using the constant 3 instead of xlUpdateLinksAlways

Regards,
Chris
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Dave Brett earned 2000 total points
ID: 24135372
You could turn off alerts as below
Cheers
Dave

xlPath = "c:\test2"
     Set acExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
     acExcel.Visible = True
     acExcel.DisplayAlerts = False
     Set wb = acExcel.Workbooks.Open(Filename:=xlPath, UpdateLinks:=xlUpdateLinksAlways)
     With wb.Worksheets("Sheet1")
     '--------work on the data-------------
     End With
     wb.Close False
     Set wb = Nothing
        acExcel.DisplayAlerts = True
     acExcel.Quit
     Set acExcel = Nothing

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by:Dave Brett
ID: 24135384
Just checking  - I presume you want to update links, but kill the message box?
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by:LizzJ
ID: 24135503
Thank you all. But Dave's solution works.
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