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Using a macro on workbook1 to create a button in wb2 and assigning macro "wb2!macro"

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    Using a macro on workbook1 to create a button in wb2 and assigning macro "wb2!macro"

    Hello,

    I have a macro that essentially does the following:
    • Opens a file
      Adds a button to the opened workbook
      changes the "OnAction" property to a macro that is within the open workbook

    however, I am not able to do the last step...

    here is the code I am using:
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    where Report is a Workbook variable that was set to the opened file.

    The error I get is:
    "Cannot run the macro '[wbname]!Module1.OpenHyperlink'. The macro may not be available in this workbook or all macros may be disabled"

    Is there a reason for this or something I can do to fix it?
    NOTE: the workbook is correct and the shape is correct (I have checked)

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    Re: Using a macro on workbook1 to create a button in wb2 and assigning macro "wb2!macro"

    Hello penfold1992,

    You need to assign the second workbook to an object variable in the first workbook. Activesheet refers to the worksheet that has the focus. In this case, the ActiveSheet is one of the sheets in the first workbook.

    Unless the second workbook has only worksheet, it would be better to use the worksheet's name rather than ActiveSheet.

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    Re: Using a macro on workbook1 to create a button in wb2 and assigning macro "wb2!macro"

    Ok so I changed it to the following:

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    But I get the same error.
    All the elements for the macro, exist on the workbook that I have defined "Report". The shape, the macro, the code all exists within the same location. But for some reason I cannot link them together.

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    Re: Using a macro on workbook1 to create a button in wb2 and assigning macro "wb2!macro"

    Just a quick note on the fix,

    the fix is essentially that the name must be:

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    I missed out the ' marks.
    Problem solved now

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