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Milkmannetje

How to Run Excel in Readonly mode?

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Hi there,

i'm looking for a way to open an Excel file readonly, since the file always is edited.

The script is opening the file this way:

ShellExecute($FileName, "", @ScriptDir, "", @SW_MAXIMIZE)

But I don't know a way to pass through the Readonly Parameter of Excel.

(The specific file needs to be reopened every 10 minutes. I don't want any dialogboxes that asks me questions about the file is being in use...)

Who can give me some hints?

Thanks!

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You could try the Excel UDF that comes with AutoIt. Or check my Alpha version of the Excel UDF rewrite.


My UDFs and Tutorials:

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UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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To open a workbook read-only set parameter $fReadOnly to True. Extract from the help file:

_ExcelBookOpen($sFilePath [, $fVisible = 1 [, $fReadOnly = False [, $sPassword = "" [, $sWritePassword = ""]]]])

My UDFs and Tutorials:

Spoiler

UDFs:
Active Directory (NEW 2017-04-18 - Version 1.4.8.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
OutlookEX (NEW 2017-02-27 - Version 1.3.1.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts - Wiki
ExcelChart (2015-04-01 - Version 0.4.0.0) - Download - General Help & Support - Example Scripts
Excel - Example Scripts - Wiki
Word - Wiki
PowerPoint (2015-06-06 - Version 0.0.5.0) - Download - General Help & Support

Tutorials:
ADO - Wiki

 

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