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Macro to Open All Linked Workbooks

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In Microsoft Excel, you can write a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications macro (Sub procedure) to open all of the workbooks that are linked to an open workbook. This article provides a sample macro to accomplish this.

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Sample Visual Basic Procedure

   Sub OpenLinkedWorkbooks()

      Dim Links As Variant

      ' Obtain an array for the links to Excel workbooks
      ' in the active workbook.

      Links = ActiveWorkbook.LinkSources(xlExcelLinks)

      ' If the Links array is not empty then open each
      ' linked workbook. If the array is empty, then
      ' display an error message.

      If Not IsEmpty(Links) Then
         For i = 1 To UBound(Links)
            Workbooks.Open Links(i)
         Next i
         MsgBox "This workbook does not contain any links " & _
            "to other workbooks"
      End If

   End Sub

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For additional information about getting help with Visual Basic for Applications, please click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
163435 VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
226118 OFF2000: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications

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Keywords: KB141282, kbprogramming, kbhowto, kbdtacode

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Article Info
Article ID : 141282
Revision : 5
Created on : 10/11/2006
Published on : 10/11/2006
Exists online : False
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