How to determine if a Excel Spreadsheet references external datasources.

Posted on 2013-05-16
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Can anyone point me in the right direction as to how in VBA terms I could determine if a cell in an Excel spreadsheet was getting it's data from an external datasource Website, DB other workbook etc.  Also if it's possible is there a way to determining what the external datasource was, this may be stretching the limits of vba I think though.
Any help would be much apperciated.

Thank you.
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With a Visual Basic for Applications routine you could iterate through the list of LinkSources for the respective worksheet where the cell resides looking for matches for the cell address.

You could also use the Visual Basic for Applications Find syntax to search for cells with a Formula containing either a "[" or "]" (left & right brace).

Some further discussion here:

"How to find and list all links (external references) in Excel?"
[ http://www.extendoffice.com/documents/excel/953-excel-list-all-links.html ]



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Cheers for the info.
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You're very welcome.

Thanks for closing the question.

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