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Run Excel Macro while Closed

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I have an excel file (.xlsm) located at "C:\My Documents".  Within this file, there is a macro called "RefreshData" that goes out to a server and pulls in data.  Not sure if its relevant, but the server is called "Server123" and the table is pulls in is called "TableData5". I would like to know is it possible to run this macro without actually opening the file. I would like to be able to click a button in MC Access...lets called the database "AccessDB.accdb" and its also located in "C:\My Documents"... , and excecute the process to make this happen.

Is this possible? If it is, can you please create a VB script to insert into an MS Access module to run?

Also, please don't send me a link to a similar question :) Appreciated, but sort of in a time crunch to figure this out. Direct input is much appreciated :D

Thanks!
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by:CodeCruiser
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I would say No.
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Martin Liss earned 500 total points
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It's not possible to run code that's in a closed workbook, but why can't you make a copy of that code and execute it from Access VBA?
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by:ctownsen80
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@MartinLiss -- you mean export data to the sheet via access, instead of trying to import data into the workbook? Or something else?
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by:Martin Liss
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All I'm saying is that you can get data from a closed workbook and here's an example.
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by:CodeCruiser
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Is VB.NET involved in this? as its one of the zones. If it is, you can export to Excel using OLEDB driver.
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