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Could not use "; file already in use EXCEL 2016 VBA

Last Modified: 2017-05-24
Hi all.

I'm getting the "Could not use "; file already in use" error when my Excel file opens, it highlights the code following the "Open connection to the workbook" comment:
Private Sub Workbook_Open()

Dim Myconnection As Connection
Dim Myrecordset As Recordset
Dim Myworkbook As String
Dim strSQL As String
Dim i As Integer
Set Myconnection = New Connection
Set Myrecordset = New Recordset
'Identify the workbook you are referencing
   Myworkbook = Application.ThisWorkbook.FullName
'Open connection to the workbook
   Myconnection.Open "Provider=Microsoft.ACE.OLEDB.12.0;Data Source=" & Myworkbook & ";"

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I'm using the data in first worksheet and going to do something with it in the second worksheet of the same workbook.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you in advance.
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In line 13 you've set Myworkbook to be the one that you are currently using and then you try to open it again in line 17.
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I needed the double quotes in the Extended Properties section. Thanks!

I need the Myconnection.Open because later in the code I build a SQL statement with the data in sheet 1 that pivots the data.

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