Workbooks.open - Read only

matthew230

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Jan 2, 2006
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152
Hi,

I am using a spreadsheet as an effective database for several users.

I want to find out how to ensure that when the database workbook is opened, it doesn't get opened as a read-only file. This occurs if another user is accessing the database.

Is there a way to do this, or an effective work around ??

Thanks,

Matt
 

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iliace

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Joined
Jan 15, 2008
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3,546
Office Version
  1. 365
  2. 2016
  3. 2010
Platform
  1. Windows
Code:
Public Sub readonlyTest()
  Dim wkb As Excel.Workbook
 
  Set wkb = Application.Workbooks.Open("h:\Book1.xlsx")
 
  If wkb.ReadOnly Then
    Call VBA.MsgBox("Read only", vbCritical)
    ' handle the problem
  End If
End Sub
 

matthew230

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Messages
152
Thanks guys, I'll try sharing the workbook and see if that throws up any problems.

Matt
 
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