Formula for finding the last Saved As Date

larry1999

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My workbook has 5 worksheets in it. The first is A summary page and the other sheets have data. I'm trying to find a formula that I can put on my summery sheet that will cause the computer to determine the date that the last "Save As" occurred and put that date in a cell on the summary sheet.
For security reasons, I am not able to use macros or the Visual Basic Editor either. They are blocked on our network. So, I'm stuck looking for a formula to do the job.

In other words, I need the date that shows when the workbook was updated last. I assumed that would be the Saved As date.
All suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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Zack Barresse

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Hi Larry, welcome to the board!


I do not believe this is possible. Afaik, you must use VBA for that.

On a side not, can I ask why VBA is blocked on your network? That sounds utterly ridiculous to me.
 

parry

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Hi, the IT Nazi's strike again. :)

I would be tempted to say to them that "you have removed the functionality so obviously you are going to fix the problem for me arent you?".

Can you install addins? If so some code could be written to create a custom function to obtain the details.

Alternatively there may be an XL4Macro that can do it. Have a look at the help file in Paddy's link in this thread http://www.mrexcel.com/board2/viewtopic.php?t=21312&highlight=xl4+macro.

Unfortunately MY work wont allow downloads of exe's so I cant tell you myself. :LOL: :devilish:

Maybe you can have a look Zack?
 

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parry said:
Maybe you can have a look Zack?

Already did!! :p

I don't think you can do that, and I didn't see it anywhere. I think the only way to access the majority of the workbook properties is through VBA. I agree about the add-in. VBA functionality can be easily achieved with such a route.
 

larry1999

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Thank you all for responding. It looks like I'll just have to ask that the last person using the workbook, enter the date they saved it. :(
 

Zack Barresse

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Fwiw, I'd tell your IT department that they're retarded. The amount of flexibility and added functionality added by VBA is almost unsurpassed. In my typical workday, I'll use VBA more than I will regular Excel. I've automated so many of my tasks, I get done three times as much work as I used to (compared to pre-VBA).

But look over the link that parry has provided. There are many useful functions you can use the the Excel4Macros. The GET.DOCUMENT and GET.WORKBOOK functions have many that are very close to what you want. They are a great alternative to some macro functions.
 

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