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Posted on 2014-03-08
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We have a data work book that is used to copy data from Access.  

The data is linked to a second workbook
We use VBA code to save the second workbook and break the links to the data work book
We want to close the data workbook without saving, after the code has run

How do I close the Data workbook from within the  code on the second workbook?
I do not want any alerts.
It would also be ok to quit excel with no alerts as the second workbook was saved earlier
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You might try code like this:
Sub Closeout()
Workbooks("Data.xlsx").Close SaveChanges:=False
Application.DisplayAlerts = False
Application.Quit     'Close Excel and all open workbooks
End Sub

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by:AMixMaster
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We are on the right track
except when I use Workbooks().Close SaveChanges:=False
it activates the workbook but does not close it and the code does not continue
I should mention that the workbook we are trying to close is an .XLS
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

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for the following reason:

Found the solution on a member website and it worked like a charm :)
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Workbooks.Close doesn't activate a workbook. It closes it. And if the SaveChanges parameter is set to False, then no warning about an unsaved workbook will be displayed.

Workbooks.Close should work with .xls files as well as .xlsx or .xlsm. It has been part of the VBA language since the beginning.

When you run Chip Pearson's code, you will find that Excel remains open. Application.Quit will close all open workbooks and then quit the Excel application. If the workbooks being closed have been changed since they were last saved, you will see a warning message asking whether to save them first. Application.DisplayAlerts = False will suppress those warning messages.
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