Update data across files


Board Regular
Jun 10, 2009
The title might not be completely accurate, so I will try to explain my problem.

I have a large number of files containing data on various projects. The files rely on a number of background data in order to ensure data validation and such. The values for these data are placed in a centrally placed file. As I understand it, I can use a list in another workbook as a basis for data validation as long as that other workbook is open.
For various reasons this will not be possible at all times.

My thoughts were, therefore, to have a central data file (called 'data.xls') with the "true" list, and have a mechanism (macro based) which could update a mirror list in each of the project files.
I do not know the number or names of the project files, but I do know that they will all be in subfolders.

Can any of you help me
1) determine if this is possible plan of attack
2) try to get the idea materialised in VBE.

If you need more to go on, please let my know what you need my to explain.

I shall be forever grateful ;)


Forum statistics

Latest member

Some videos you may like

This Week's Hot Topics

  • populate from drop list with multiple tables
    Hi All, i have a drop list that displays data, what i want is when i select one of those from the list to populate text from different tables on...
  • Find list of words from sheet2 in sheet1 before a comma and extract text vba
    Hi Friends, Trying to find the solution on my task. But did not find suitable one to the need. Here is my query and sample file with details...
  • Dynamic Formula entry - VBA code sought
    Hello, really hope one of you experts can help with this - i've spent hours on this and getting no-where. .I have a set of data (more rows than...
  • Listbox Header
    Have a named range called "AccidentsHeader" Within my code I have: [CODE]Private Sub CommandButton1_Click() ListBox1.RowSource =...
  • Complex Heat Map using conditional formatting
    Good day excel world. I have a concern. Below link have a list of countries that carries each country unique data. [URL...
  • Conditional formatting
    Hi good morning, hope you can help me please, I have cells P4:P54 and if this cell is equal to 1 then i want row O to say "Fully Utilised" and to...