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Open Excel Workbook with links from Access

I am opening up Excel files from Access but the files have links so I get prompted each time about these.  Is there a way to supress these pop-up windows or force a "Yes" and then a "Continue".

Also, I want to close the workbook and save changes but using
objWkb.Close SaveChanges:=True
It prompts me to ask if I want to save the file as "Copy of filename".
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kobysAuthor Commented:
Figured out the way the answer to the second part of my question about saving the file.  Used:

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
how are you opening the excel file

     try this
dim xlObj as object
set xlObj=createobject("excel.application")
     xlObj.workbooks.open xlFile, true

xlfile is complete path and name.
kobysAuthor Commented:
Here's my code:
Public Sub WriteExpRet_Obj()
' Make sure expected returns are in table ZScore_Optimizer_Input
' Change name of destination file

    Dim Ret_Date As String
    Dim strQuery As String

    Dim rsDates As Recordset
    Dim rsMRets As Recordset
    Dim CurrDate As Date

    Set objXL = New Excel.Application

    Set rsDates = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("ME_TD_to_ME_Dates")

' Loop through all Months
    Do While Not rsDates.EOF
        CurrDate = rsDates.fields("[Date]")
        strQuery = "SELECT * FROM All_Optimizer_Inputs where Date = #" & CurrDate & "# ORDER BY All_Optimizer_Inputs.Exp_Ret DESC"
        CurrentDb.QueryDefs("Monthly_Opt_Inputs").SQL = strQuery
        Ret_Date = Format(CurrDate, "yyyymmdd")
        Set ObjWkb = objXL.Workbooks.Open("Y:\Susan and Rob\Equities\Backtests\Equity Optimizer " & Ret_Date & ".xls")
        Set rsMRets = CurrentDb.OpenRecordset("Monthly_Opt_Inputs", dbOpenSnapshot)
        Set ObjSht = ObjWkb.Worksheets("Monthly_Opt_Inputs")
        ObjSht.Range("A1").CopyFromRecordset rsMRets
        Set rsMRets = Nothing


    Set objXL = Nothing
    Set ObjWkb = Nothing
    Set ObjSht = Nothing

End Sub

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The particularly strange thing is I don't have any references to any files in my excel cells.  When I view links just my personal.xla macro file and a third-party add-in show up.

Rey Obrero (Capricorn1)Commented:
change this

Set ObjWkb = objXL.Workbooks.Open("Y:\Susan and Rob\Equities\Backtests\Equity Optimizer " & Ret_Date & ".xls")


Set ObjWkb = objXL.Workbooks.Open("Y:\Susan and Rob\Equities\Backtests\Equity Optimizer " & Ret_Date & ".xls",true)
kobysAuthor Commented:
Seems to work if I add UPDATELINKS:=False to my Set ObjWkb line.

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