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Check in PDF document to SharePoint from Excel using VBA

Posted on 2013-06-11
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Hi

Can anyone post some simple vba code that I can plug in to my own code to allow me to automatically check in PDF files that have just been automatically created and saved on a SharePoint site?

I'm using the simple procedure, below, which works but means that I have the inconvenience of having to do manual check-ins afterwards.

Sub SaveAsPDF(ByVal theFileName As String, theID As String)

    Dim myPath As String
        
    Sheets(theID).Select
    
    myPath = Range("IssueDefectPath") & theFileName & ".pdf"
    
    ActiveSheet.ExportAsFixedFormat Type:=xlTypePDF, FileName:=myPath, Quality:=xlQualityStandard, IncludeDocProperties:=True, IgnorePrintAreas:=False, OpenAfterPublish:=False
   
    ActiveWorkbook.Save
    
End Sub

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Question by:Toucanier
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Rainer Jeschor earned 500 total points
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Hi,
you will have to call a SharePoint web service.
http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/lists.lists.checkinfile%28v=office.12%29.aspx

Code sample:
    Dim sURL As String
    Dim sEnv As String
    Dim xmlhtp As New MSXML2.XMLHTTP
    Dim xmlDoc As New DOMDocument
	Dim sDocumentPath As String
	Dim sComment As String
    Dim sCheckInType As String
	Dim sHostSetting As String
	'SET YOUR VALUES INTO XXX
	' Set here the SharePoint site url where the library is in
    sURL = "https://xxx/_vti_bin/lists.asmx"
	' Set here the complete document path
	sDocumentPath = "https://xxx/yyy/document.pdf"
	' Set a checkin comment if wanted
	sComment = "Checked in from Excel"
	' Set the checkin type (see http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/lists.lists.checkinfile%28v=office.12%29.aspx)
	' A string representation of the values 0, 1 or 2, where 0 = MinorCheckIn, 1 = MajorCheckIn, and 2 = OverwriteCheckIn.
	sCheckInType = "1"
	' Set the host name to the root url without the protocol (e.g. sharepoint.myapp.com)
	sHostSetting = "xxx.yyy.com"
	
    sEnv = "<?xml version=""1.0"" encoding=""utf-8""?>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "<soap:Envelope xmlns:xsi=""http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema-instance"" xmlns:xsd=""http://www.w3.org/2001/XMLSchema"" xmlns:soap=""http://schemas.xmlsoap.org/soap/envelope/"">"
    sEnv = sEnv & "  <soap:Body>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "    <CheckInFile xmlns=""http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/"">"
    sEnv = sEnv & "      <pageUrl>" & sDocumentPath & "</pageUrl>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "      <comment>" & sComment & "</comment>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "      <CheckinType>" & sCheckInType & "</CheckinType>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "    </CheckInFile>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "  </soap:Body>"
    sEnv = sEnv & "</soap:Envelope>"

    With xmlhtp
        .Open "post", sURL, False
        .setRequestHeader "Host", sHostSetting
        .setRequestHeader "Content-Type", "text/xml; charset=utf-8"
        .setRequestHeader "soapAction", "http://schemas.microsoft.com/sharepoint/soap/CheckInFile"
        .send sEnv
        xmlDoc.LoadXML .responseText
    End With
    MsgBox "Done"

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I could not yet test the code, but it should work.

HTH
Rainer
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by:Rainer Jeschor
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Hi,
just verified to code and it works :-)
(at least on my demo machine)
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by:Toucanier
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Thanks very much for this. I only needed to tweak a few variables and it worked perfectly. This will save me many hours of mundane work when automatically creating PDFs.
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