New Named Range Created Each Time Data Imported into Excel via Macro

I have noticed that each time I import data into an Excel spreadsheet
via a macro, a new named range (for the same range) is created.  This
does not pose a problem, but after a while, I'll have a huge number of
named ranges that will never be used.  Why does Excel name the range
and how can I stop this?  I noticed in the recorded macro, there was a
line .Name = "drd_5". I commented this out to see what would happen,
but it just renamed the range "ExternalData_5". The next one was
"ExternalData_6", etc.

Carroll Rinehart
10/26/2004 11:34:48 AM
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You could refresh with different parameters or add this

For Each Name In Sheets("Data").Names
Next Name

or even qualify it if you don't want to delete all
if left(name,3)="Ext" then

Don Guillett
SalesAid Software
"Carroll Rinehart" <> wrote in message
> I have noticed that each time I import data into an Excel spreadsheet
> via a macro, a new named range (for the same range) is created.  This
> does not pose a problem, but after a while, I'll have a huge number of
> named ranges that will never be used.  Why does Excel name the range
> and how can I stop this?  I noticed in the recorded macro, there was a
> line .Name = "drd_5". I commented this out to see what would happen,
> but it just renamed the range "ExternalData_5". The next one was
> "ExternalData_6", etc.
> Thanks,
> Carroll Rinehart

10/26/2004 12:27:16 PM

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