Ignore the 'file in use message' when opening Excel

Hi all,

I am scheduling an Excel workbook using the Scheduler Tool of Windows.
It just calls an Excel workbook, which opens, does some autorun processing
and closes again.

This works well, except when I have excel already open. In that case another
instance of Excel is opened (by the scheduler) and I get the "File in Use"
popup stateing that my PERSONAL.XLS is locked for editing. And gives me a
chance to cancel (button). A logical thing but unhandy in this context.

Is there a way to ignore this message or to add an extra parameter to the
call of the worksheet to prevent the message, or to automatically apply
cancel?

Thanks!

M.

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Within Excel I'd use: 

Application.DisplayAlerts = False
'code to open the workbook
Application.DisplayAlerts  =True

in the scheduler, are you running this as a .vbs file? If so, consider 
something like (untested):
Set objExcel = CreateObject("Excel.Application")
objExcel.DisplayAlerts=False
Set objWorkbook = objExcel.Workbooks.Open("C:\path\filename.xls")
objExcel.DisplayAlerts=True
objExcel.Run "MacroName"
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Save
objExcel.ActiveWorkbook.Close(0)
objExcel.Quit

If that doesn't help, consider posting your code where you instantiate 
Excel, that might help draw more answers.

Keith

"Michiel via OfficeKB.com" wrote:

> Hi all,
> 
> I am scheduling an Excel workbook using the Scheduler Tool of Windows.
> It just calls an Excel workbook, which opens, does some autorun processing
> and closes again.
> 
> This works well, except when I have excel already open. In that case another
> instance of Excel is opened (by the scheduler) and I get the "File in Use"
> popup stateing that my PERSONAL.XLS is locked for editing. And gives me a
> chance to cancel (button). A logical thing but unhandy in this context.
> 
> Is there a way to ignore this message or to add an extra parameter to the
> call of the worksheet to prevent the message, or to automatically apply
> cancel?
> 
> Thanks!
> 
> M.
> 
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> Message posted via http://www.officekb.com
> 
> .
> 
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Utf
2/6/2010 12:17:01 AM
Hi Keith,

Thanks for your answer.
Unfortunately this will not work here.
The message that Excel finds the personal.xls being blocked "event" occurs
even before the code is kicksin. So, even when I did this the popup keeps on
appearing.

M.

ker_01 wrote:
>Within Excel I'd use: 
>
>Application.DisplayAlerts = False
>'code to open the workbook
>Application.DisplayAlerts  =True
>
>in the scheduler, are you running this as a .vbs file? If so, consider

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Michiel
2/8/2010 1:39:59 PM
Additional,

Keith, triggered by your VBS question/suggestion I tried to start Excel via
VBS instead of directly calling the xls file, and that did do the trick.

Once more: Thanks for your help!

M.

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