File in Use

hatman

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Anyone have a way to detect if an Excel File is in use (via VBA) without actually attempting to open it? I am manipulating an Excel File from Outlook, but I only want to open it from Outlook if the file is NOT in use... suggestions?
 

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Lewiy

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The only way I can think is to have the workbook in question stick a value in another workbook when it opens. You could then check the value in this other workbook before trying to open the first one.
 

hatman

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Looks good Richard. Just what the doctor ordered. THANX!
 

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