Solved

Excel 2010 links showing different link arrays to same locations

Posted on 2014-01-02
7
40 Views
Last Modified: 2016-05-14
Working in a master workbook on F:\ server and linking to other workbooks in various folders on that same server.  I noticed a few links show the array beginning with:  
=Excel.Sheet.8|'\\pmtv-file\public\NTExcel\Operations\ and file/tab reference
while all others have the familiar link
='F:\NTExcel\Operations\ and file/tab reference
Can anyone tell me why using the exact same linking method would result in 2 different paths??  

p.s. each time I open the master WB 9 linked workbooks with the "=Excel.sheet.8" path link i get the message This workbook contains links to other data resources" and if i choose update, they 9 linked workbooks "flash" open and ask to update etc.  I have tried re-linking but get the same results.
0
Comment
Question by:bpowerstv
  • 3
  • 2
7 Comments
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 500 total points
ID: 39751371
It would appear the first example browsed to the link and so showed the full link and the second example had a mapped drive and so used the drive letter. I see both and what you see is normal.

I prefer mapping drives first for a sure connection and then it shows up as the second example.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 

Author Comment

by:bpowerstv
ID: 39753316
Thinkspads..  So perhaps when linking from within the same excel program session (viewing tab/sheets side by side per se) from workbook A to workbook B retained the mapped drive address (='F:\NTExcel\Operations\ ) which is the correct result desired but when linking between 2 Excel program sessions on separate monitors, copy/paste from Workbook B to workbook A may have caused the =Excel.Sheet.8|'\\pmtv-file\public\ result??
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39753588
The mapping inside a link can be constructed differently just like externally. That is why I like to map drives properly and avoid the confusion.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
Ransomware-A Revenue Bonanza for Service Providers

Ransomware – malware that gets on your customers’ computers, encrypts their data, and extorts a hefty ransom for the decryption keys – is a surging new threat.  The purpose of this eBook is to educate the reader about ransomware attacks.

 

Author Comment

by:bpowerstv
ID: 39753737
Thinkpad, see attached this is how we map our drives. This is correct yes?  
and can you give an example of how links get constructed differently or was my example of linking withing same Excel program session vs. linking between 2 different sessions an example? I am trying to AVOID this happening again as i had to go back and re-link many files to have them all same showing ='F:\NTExcel\Operations\
PMTV-Mapped-F-Drive.jpg
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 39753813
The example you show is correct.

If I map via Tools, Map Network Drive or NET USE Z: \\.....  I see the same thing.

I would only go back and re-link files if they are causing you issues.

... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 27

Expert Comment

by:MacroShadow
ID: 41594501
This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
0

Featured Post

Is Your Active Directory as Secure as You Think?

More than 75% of all records are compromised because of the loss or theft of a privileged credential. Experts have been exploring Active Directory infrastructure to identify key threats and establish best practices for keeping data safe. Attend this month’s webinar to learn more.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

Suggested Solutions

Title # Comments Views Activity
Windows 10 Modified 2 43
Which version of Microsoft Project does my client need? 3 77
how to compare 2 PST files? 3 92
Wierd issue with missing "FROM" field in Outlook. 7 95
Microsoft Office Picture Manager was included in Office 2003, 2007, and 2010, but not in Office 2013. Users had hopes that it would be in Office 2016/Office 365, but it is not. Fortunately, the same zero-cost technique that works to install it with …
Entering a date in Microsoft Access can be tricky. A typo can cause month and day to be shuffled, entering the day only causes an error, as does entering, say, day 31 in June. This article shows how an inputmask supported by code can help the user a…
This video shows where to find the word count, how to display it, and what it breaks down to in Microsoft Word.
The viewer will learn how to  create a slide that will launch other presentations in Microsoft PowerPoint. In the finished slide, each item launches a new PowerPoint presentation and when each is finished it automatically comes back to this slide: …

862 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

27 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now