?
Solved

Copying shhets with formula in Excel

Posted on 2015-01-22
6
Medium Priority
?
97 Views
Last Modified: 2015-04-19
Say, I've a sheet with formula in Excel which occasionally gets deleted. How can I copy the sheet back from a back up copy and ensure that the formula pertain to the new Excel spread sheet? There is the option of copy sheet, from 1 spread sheet to another, but will this bring the formula in and have them pertain to the new spread sheet? I am looking for an efficient way of carrying out this operation.
Thanks
Shaun
0
Comment
Question by:shaunwingin
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 40563780
HI,

If you protect the workbook structure, users cannot insert, delete, rename, move, copy, hide or unhide worksheets anymore.

On the Review tab, click Protect Workbook, make sure Structure is ticked and OK

Regards
0
 

Author Comment

by:shaunwingin
ID: 40563805
Its not about protection - this sheet  is a rough working sheet that gets deleted before  xls is sent to client - but don't save xls, Sometimes we save the xls and then need to restore sheet....
0
 
LVL 54

Expert Comment

by:Rgonzo1971
ID: 40563836
with this code in the ThisWorkbook module you could force a SaveAs

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)

    Dim strFileName As String

    Cancel = True 'Cancel the save operation

    strFileName = Application.GetSaveAsFilename(Replace(ThisWorkbook.Name, ".xls", "_ClientVersion.xls"))

    If strFileName <> Me.FullName And strFileName <> "False" Then
        Application.EnableEvents = False
            ThisWorkbook.SaveAs strFileName 
        Application.EnableEvents = True
    End If

End Sub

Open in new window

0
 

Author Comment

by:shaunwingin
ID: 40563870
Pls don't  confuse the solution: I'm after this:
"Say, I've a sheet with formula in Excel which occasionally gets deleted. How can I copy the sheet back from a back up copy and ensure that the formula pertain to the new Excel spread sheet? There is the option of copy sheet, from 1 spread sheet to another, but will this bring the formula in and have them pertain to the new spread sheet? I am looking for an efficient way of carrying out this operation.
Thanks
Shaun
0
 
LVL 3

Accepted Solution

by:
Onisan earned 2000 total points
ID: 40720580
I would think that the easiest solution is to have a sheet in your Excel workbook that holds an exact copy of your sheet with formulas and have it Hidden, then you can create a copy of it either by unhiding and copying or by doing so in code. either way it will be a very simple process which means you always have a reliable backup.
0

Featured Post

Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

Question has a verified solution.

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

If you’re thinking to yourself “That description sounds a lot like two people doing the work that one could accomplish,” you’re not alone.
This article will show how Aten was able to supply easy management and control for Artear's video walls and wide range display configurations of their newsroom.
Six Sigma Control Plans
Introduction to Processes

569 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