How do I link password protected files to a master spreadsheet?


G

Guest

I have a "master" file that several workbooks are linked to. Each individual
workbook is password protected. I would like to be able to open and update
the "master" file, however it is asking me for every individual password.
This will not work. Is there a way to "override" or to give a
"administrator" password so all the files update to the master without having
to type in each password?
Thank you.
Laurie
 
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D

Dave Peterson

How about just having another workbook that opens your workbook with the links
updated/not updated the way you want. Then the code continues to open the other
workbooks.

Saved from a previous post:

Option Explicit
Sub testme()

Dim myFileNames As Variant
Dim myPasswords As Variant
Dim iCtr As Long
Dim myRealWkbk As Workbook
Dim myRealWkbkName As String
Dim wkbk As Workbook

myRealWkbkName = "C:\my documents\excel\book1.xls"

myFileNames = Array("C:\my documents\excel\book11.xls", _
"C:\my documents\excel\book21.xls", _
"C:\my other folder\book11.xls")

myPasswords = Array("pwd1", _
"pwd2", _
"pwd3")

If UBound(myFileNames) <> UBound(myPasswords) Then
MsgBox "check names & passwords--qty mismatch!"
Exit Sub
End If

Set myRealWkbk = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=myRealWkbkName, UpdateLinks:=0)

For iCtr = LBound(myFileNames) To UBound(myFileNames)
Set wkbk = Nothing
On Error Resume Next
Set wkbk = Workbooks.Open(Filename:=myFileNames(iCtr), _
Password:=myPasswords(iCtr))
On Error GoTo 0

If wkbk Is Nothing Then
MsgBox "Check file: " & myFileNames(iCtr)
Exit Sub
End If

wkbk.Close savechanges:=False
Next iCtr

End Sub

(I got bored after 3 workbooks. You may want to test it with a couple to get it
going.)

If you're new to macros, you may want to read David McRitchie's intro at:
http://www.mvps.org/dmcritchie/excel/getstarted.htm
 

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