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Opening an Excel File in Readonly mode

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positano

Help! I searched the forums and help file and did not find an answer to my question.

I'm attempting to open an Excel file and print it using an AutoIt script. Works great unless somebody else has the file open. In that case, I get an "file in use, try again later" message from Excel.

I thought I'd be able to open it in readonly mode to avoid this error (see code below). But it doesn't work!

What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance for your help.

#Include <Excel.au3>

$Readonly = True

$oExcel = _ExcelBookOpen("G:\MyExcelFile.xlsx", 0, $Readonly)

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JLogan3o13

Hi, positano, welcome to the forum. Not sure what version of Excel you're using; from 2007 on I thought the message was that the file is open and gave you the option of opening read-only, notifying the user, or closing. If you'd like to just check whether the file is in use, you could do something like this:

$oExcel = ObjCreate("Excel.Application")
$oBook = $oExcel.Workbooks.Open(<path to file>)

If $oBook.ReadOnly Then
     MsgBox(0, "", "File is in use")
$oExcel.Workbooks.Close
Else
MsgBox(0, "", "File is not in use")
$oExcel.Workbooks.Close
EndIf
Edited by JLogan3o13

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