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Microsoft Access VBA declared public Excel objects in standard module, are erroneously closing after running subroutine in form module

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Variables declared in standard module named basExcel:

Public objExcelAp As Excel.Application
Public objExcelWb As Excel.Workbook


Form module subroutine to set objects and reads excel spreadsheet:

Sub Open_Excel()
      Set objExcelAp = New Excel.Application
      Set objExcelWb = objExcelAp.Workbooks.Open(sFileName)
      Read_Excel
End Sub   (objects close here after the end sub executes)

After this routine ends, the excel objects are closing without my code making that happen. I need them to stay open and be closed later with my vba code after other unrelated procedures are executed in another form module.
There is more detail in these procedures but I trimmed for visibility.
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by:Martin Liss
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Define the two Excel objects in the Declarations section of a module.
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They are in the declaration section..of a standard module
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I initially had them declared in the declaration section using the Dim statement which should have worked. I then changed them to Public. Still the same problem
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by:Norie
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If you add this does it help?
objExcelWb.UserControl = True

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by:pabrann
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do this in the form module subroutine? I've never tried it.
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I initially had them declared in the declaration section using the Dim statement which should have worked. I then changed them to Public. Still the same problem
Changing from Dim (= Private) to public only changes the scope of the objects. When Dim or Private they can only be used in that module, but when Public they can be used anywhere.
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The code I suggested would go just before you call Read_Excel.
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Excellent, it works now. thanks so much
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You're welcome and I'm glad I was able to help.

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by:Norie
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Just curious, what was it that you changed that made things work?
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by:pabrann
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It's embarrassing to say but I had originally declared the variables at the form level. When that didn't work, I declared them in a standard module. But, I failed to rem or delete the declarations in the form.. It was my error. But reading the comments from above lead to me finding my mistake.
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Don't be embarrassed. It's a common enough thing to have happen that there's a name for it - "name shadowing". As you found out, when there are more than one variable with the same name, the one with the smallest scope "shadows" the others and makes them unavailable.
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