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excel vba saveas not working - excel 2003 to sharepoint 2010 lib

Posted on 2011-05-03
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
Experts, I have a excel vba script that needs to saveas to a sharepoint 2010 library.  When the vba is executed from within excel 2007 or 2010, the saveas works correctly.  When using excel 2003, the users get a 1004 runtime error on the saveas.  here is the vba line:
ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs "https://dept.sp.xxx.com/sites/PPM/preproduction/vbom/VBOM%20Audit%20Files/" & Trim(filename), FileFormat:=56

where filename = 'filename.xls'

All users have read/write access to the lib.

I am guessing that there is a switch or something that needs to be set on the excel 2003 machines.  Any idea on what that might be, or any idea on why this won't work if it is not a switch?
Question by:jmathews1826
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Try it without the File Format parameter.

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leonstryker earned 2000 total points
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Take a look here for some discussion http://www.rondebruin.nl/saveas.htm , especially this part:

        If Val(Application.Version) < 12 Then
            'You use Excel 97-2003
            FileExtStr = ".xls": FileFormatNum = -4143


Author Closing Comment

ID: 35691909
leonstryker, Thank You!!  Ironically, i saw a Excel memo on this regarding saving from within an excel 2007 vba and incorporated the file format number but never thought to look at this as a reason excel 2003 would not work.  I used the full IF test to look at versions, and act accordingly.  Thanks again!
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ID: 35692135
Sure, no problem. Thanks for the grade,


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