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Error Trapping in a function

Posted on 2013-06-21
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Hi,

This code crashes because "My Documents" should be "Documents" on some systems with error code 1004.

How do I trap the error?

    Sub OpenQuoteTemplate()
    Set objQuoteTemp = Workbooks.Add(Template:=QuoteTemplatePath(stVersion))

End sub
Function QuoteTemplatePath(OCVersion)

        QuoteTemplatePath = Environ("UserProfile") & "\My documents\Quote Processing\John Lewis Quote Template vN JLP Classic Shutters.xltx"

End Function


I've tried putting error traps in both the function and the procedure but neither seem to be triggered.

Thanks
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Question by:LJKMartin
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by:Rory Archibald
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On Windows machines you should be able to use:
createobject("Wscript.shell").specialfolders("MyDocuments") & "\Quote Processing\John Lewis Quote Template vN JLP Classic Shutters.xltx"

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by:MacroShadow
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Also see this link for an alternative to rorya's suggestion http://www.cpearson.com/excel/SpecialFolders.aspx

Using the code on that website (one of the best on Excel programming!) you could do the following:
Function QuoteTemplatePath(OCVersion)

    QuoteTemplatePath = GetSpecialFolder(&H5) & "\Quote Processing\John Lewis Quote Template vN JLP Classic Shutters.xltx"

End Function

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by:LJKMartin
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Thanks guys for the solution to the error, but what about the answer to the question?
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by:MacroShadow
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How about this:
Function QuoteTemplatePath(OCVersion)
    On Error GoTo err_handler
    QuoteTemplatePath = Environ("UserProfile") & "\My documents\Quote Processing\John Lewis Quote Template vN JLP Classic Shutters.xltx"
err_handler:
    If Err.Number = 1004 Then
        QuoteTemplatePath = Environ("UserProfile") & "\Documents\Quote Processing\John Lewis Quote Template vN JLP Classic Shutters.xltx"
    End If
End Function

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by:MacroShadow
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btw, if you feel your question wasn't answered you shouldn't accept the answers.

I recommend re-opening the question.
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LJKMartin earned 0 total points
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Firstly, apologies for causing such confusion.

I accepted the solutions from the experts because I was in a hurry and felt that fixing the problem is, obviously, better than just trapping the error.  I was, however, still interested in how the error should have been trapped.

I can't see a way of re-opening the question - should I really delete it?

Thank-you
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