How to update links

imported_unknown

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Hi,
I'm new in this forum and I'm French, so please pardon my English... I have a question for everybody. Is it possible to update links to a file already close? Explanation: I have big budget files (4 or 5) link together and I'm updating file number 1. File #1 update file #2 and File #2 update File #3. Now if I open file #3 this file is not updated because I did not open the file #2 (sorry it's confusing). So, can file number 2 be updated without opening it? All this files are between 20MB to 50MB and are on the server. I can't open all of them at the same time in my workstation without craching my computer. So i'm trying to find a work around.
Thanks for any help.
Thierry
 

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gnaga

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Hi
To my knowledge the link can not be updated when the source file is closed. But you can can write a simple macro in Worksheet_Change Event to open the source file and then close it. This will update the linked cell.

GNaga
 

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