reflect "last saved" date in cell

joanong

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May 15, 2003
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Hi,

If I want to show in a cell the date of today, I'll just need to type in
=Today()

What if I want to show in a cell the date I last saved the file?

Thanks! :wink:
 

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PaddyD

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some variation on this theme:

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As Boolean)
Range("sheet1!a1") = Now()
End Sub
 

brettvba

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Or you could use this

Code:
Sub InsertDate()
    Set fs = CreateObject("Scripting.FileSystemObject")
    Set f = fs.GetFile(ThisWorkbook.Name)
    ThisWorkbook.Sheets(1).Range("a1").Value = f.DateLastModified
End Sub

Brett
 

Juan Pablo González

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You could use an UDF like this too:
<font face=Courier New>
<SPAN style="color:#00007F">Function</SPAN> GetSavedDate(<SPAN style="color:#00007F">Optional</SPAN> Rng <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> Range) <SPAN style="color:#00007F">As</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Date</SPAN>
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">On</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Error</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Resume</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Next</SPAN>
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN> Rng <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Is</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Nothing</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Then</SPAN>
        GetSavedDate = Application.Caller.Parent.Parent.BuiltinDocumentProperties("Last Save Time").Value
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Else</SPAN>
        GetSavedDate = Rng.Parent.Parent.BuiltinDocumentProperties("Last Save Time").Value
    <SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">If</SPAN>
<SPAN style="color:#00007F">End</SPAN> <SPAN style="color:#00007F">Function</SPAN>
</FONT>

Using it like

=GETSAVEDDATE()

to get the info for the current workbook, or like

=GETSAVEDDATE(A1)

where A1 refers to a cell in the workbook that you want to know the info (I *think*, didn't test it, that requires the workbook to be open)
 

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