Extracting data form previous sheets

shaikhiy

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Jul 24, 2002
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Hi Guys,

i need some sort of dynamic way to extract information form previous spredsheets. What I want is to have the cumulative mileage of cars in my expense sheet running through to the next sheet when a new claim form is being made. Any suggestions???

Cheers
 

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Damon Ostrander

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Feb 17, 2002
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Hi shaikhiy,

My suggestion would be to write (update the totals of) the data to a simple text file each time you save or close your workbook, and read it from that file whenever you open it. That way it doesn't matter if you rename your workbooks, or move them to other folders, etc. It will always find the previous mileage totals since it has a hard-wired path to the text file. Of course this would require a few lines of VBA code, but it is simple VBA code to write.
 

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