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I the following code I am checking to see if a specific file is open, if it is? Close it, if not? carry on.
Ln7 concerns me because it is an absolute folder location.  Is there a way to write that part out?
I have another procedure that uses that file and it needs to be closed in order to process correctly.
Please advise and thanks.

PS:  Will consider other re-writes too.  It shows my lack of VBA writing skills.


Sub IsSalesOrderDownloadTemplateOpen()
 
 Dim I As Integer
 Dim bIsOpened
    For I = 1 To Application.Workbooks.Count
        If (Application.Workbooks(I).Name = "SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML" _
            And Application.Workbooks(I).Path = "C:\_SAP\Extracts\SalesOrd") Then
            bIsOpened = True
            Exit For
        End If
    Next I

 
'  For i = 1 To Application.Workbooks.Count
'   bIsOpened = bIsOpened Or (Application.Workbooks(i).Name = "SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML" _
'   And Application.Workbooks(i).Path = "C:\_SAP\Extracts\SalesOrd")
'  Next i

  If bIsOpened Then
    MsgBox "Target save file is open, Closing file so process can use it.", vbOKOnly + vbInformation, "Cannot have: C:\_SAP\EXTRACTS\SALESORD\SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.xml open and run this process.  Close it and try again."
    Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    Windows("SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML").Activate
    ActiveWorkbook.Close
    bIsOpened = False
    Application.DisplayAlerts = True
    GoTo 100  'Removed Exit Sub
  Else
   GoTo 100
  End If
100  'Continue knowing that file is not open.
End Sub

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Question by:RWayneH
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by:RWayneH
ID: 40424100
I may have to leave that in.  I am assuming that I can use a network path like:
\\na\Global-Groups\etc.\etc.\   or even better a sharepoint site?:  
http://departments.haworthinc.com/PLM/data/Lists/IPL%20Data/DispForm.aspx?ID=38&Source=http%3A%2F%2Fdepartments%2Ehaworthinc%2Ecom%2FPLM%2Fdata%2FLists%2FIPL%2520Data%2FIPL%2520data%2Easpx

I do not know how to point to a specific sharepoint file... and how to add the code if a user does not even have access to the particular site.   I am good with leaving it in, and need to change that Ln7 to point to sharepoint location.
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by:Rob Henson
Rob Henson earned 50 total points
ID: 40425910
If a Workbook is open then you may be able to use the Windows.Activate(FileName) command to show it.

I believe this would only need the filename.

Therefore, if the file is not open the above command would generate an error. An error handler would then skip the step or carry on with the close.

Thanks
Rob H
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by:RWayneH
ID: 40425984
So what you are saying is it would be something like:?

If  Windows("SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML").Activate = False
    continue
End if

If  Windows("SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML").Activate = True
   Close it without saving changes.
   Continue
End if
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Robberbaron (robr) earned 450 total points
ID: 40426015
my versions of RobH idea...

dim OrderFileName as string, isOpen as boolean
OrderSheetName = "SALESORDERDOWNLOAD.XML"

on error resume next  '<<turn on error trap
isOpen = false
Windows(OrderSheetName ).Activate
if Err.Number = 0 then
   isOpen=True
 else
  isOpen = False
end if
on error goto 0  '<<turn off error trap

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by:RWayneH
ID: 40426167
How would we add a if true, close file without saving changes...  I do not want alerts to stop and ask user if it is ok ....  Looks like this will work much better than the original one I had.  Thanks!!
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by:Robberbaron (robr)
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ID: 40428146
if IsOpen then
   ActiveWorkbook.Close SaveChanges:=False
end if

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by:RWayneH
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Thanks for the help.
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