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Workbooks.Open  File already exists in this location

Posted on 2016-10-25
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Using the following code to open a file.  Issue is popup alert that says the file already exists.... do I want to Save?  Yes/No/Cancel.  When I click Yes it does not open the file, when I press No or Cancel, I get a cannot access file?

I can surpress the Alert, but the file does not open...  when I do not surpress it is back to the alert.  How do I get around this and just open the file up?  Please advise and thanks.

'Application.DisplayAlerts = False
    
Workbooks.Open Filename:= _
"\\nahollap548\HP-UFT\ScriptResourceFiles\ProdOrdsOperListSeq.xls"

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Question by:RWayneH
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by:Norie
ID: 41859042
Is it possible the file is open?

If it is you could check for that before trying to open it.
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by:RWayneH
ID: 41859105
Nope file is closed...  Do you have a code that would check?  If it is open display it or something?  Right now there is nothing that indicates that it is.
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Ejgil Hedegaard earned 500 total points
ID: 41859357
The only way to test if a file is open is to try to open it.
This function does that, and returns True if the file is open.
Function FileLocked(strFileName As String) As Boolean
   On Error Resume Next
   Open strFileName For Binary Access Read Write Lock Read Write As #1
   Close #1
   If Err.Number <> 0 Then
      FileLocked = True
      Err.Clear
   End If
End Function

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Use it like this
If FileLocked( Path and file name here ) Then
 'Display message that the file is open
Else
 'Open the file
End if

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by:RWayneH
ID: 41860596
By checking if the file was open first it showed that I was opening the file twice.  It was already open.
Thanks for the help.
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