Microsoft KB Archive/172832
Article ID: 172832
Article Last Modified on 11/23/2006
- Microsoft Excel 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q172832
When data on a worksheet is changed, a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Change event macro that you created does not run.
This problem occurs when the following conditions are true:
- You create a Change event macro that is associated with a worksheet.
- You paste data in the worksheet from the clipboard instead of typing it.
- You create a dynamic data exchange (DDE) link from another program to the worksheet.
- You are using data validation from a list.
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You can create a Visual Basic event macro that runs whenever the data on a worksheet is changed. To use the following example, run the LinkList macro. When your DDE link is updated, the macro LinkChange will automatically run.
Sub LinkList() Dim Links As Variant ' Obtain an array for the links to Excel workbooks ' in the active workbook. Links = ActiveWorkbook.LinkSources(xlOLELinks) ' 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) ActiveWorkbook.SetLinkOnData Links(i), "LinkChange" Next I Else MsgBox "This workbook does not contain any links " & _ "to other workbooks" End If End Sub Sub LinkChange() MsgBox "linked" End Sub
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.
For more information about how to use a Change event, click the Index tab in Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications Help, type the following text
and then double-click the selected text to go to the "Change Event" topic.
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