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Saving backup file on file open

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    Saving backup file on file open

    Hi everyone, and a happy new year.
    I want to include some code in a spreadsheet, whereby when a spreadsheet is opened it automatically creates and saves a backup with the days date in the file name ?

    Is it also possible to include whereby when the file is saved it saves itself with the days date, and if there is more than one save per day it saves a number on the file path ? eg: SavedFileBackup200601051.xls

    Hope that either or both of these options are doable.
    Thanks in advance
    Amy xx

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    You can save your file in the on open event.

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    Thanks, but how ?
    Amy

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    Re: Saving backup file on file open

    Hi Amy,

    Try:

    '==============>>
    Private Sub Workbook_Open()
    Dim sStr As String

    sStr = Format(Now, "yyyymmdd hh-mm")

    Me.SaveAs Filename:=Me.Name & " " & sStr, _
    FileFormat:=xlWorkbookNormal
    End Sub
    '<<==============

    This is workbook event code and should be pasted into the workbook's
    ThisWorkbook module *not* a standard module or a sheet module):

    '==============>>
    Right-click the Excel icon on the worksheet
    (or the icon to the left of the File menu if your workbook is maximised)

    Select 'View Code' from the menu and paste the code.

    Alt-F11 to return to Excel.
    '<<==============

    This will not add a sequential number to multiple daily backups, but it adds
    the backup time. Hopefully, this will satisfy your requirements.


    ---
    Regards,
    Norman



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    > Hi everyone, and a happy new year.
    > I want to include some code in a spreadsheet, whereby when a
    > spreadsheet is opened it automatically creates and saves a backup with
    > the days date in the file name ?
    >
    > Is it also possible to include whereby when the file is saved it saves
    > itself with the days date, and if there is more than one save per day
    > it saves a number on the file path ? eg: SavedFileBackup200601051.xls
    >
    > Hope that either or both of these options are doable.
    > Thanks in advance
    > Amy xx
    >
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    additional detail?

    Thank you very much Norman, sorry for not getting back to you until now.
    Can you let me know, is it possible to change the code so that:

    a) the file is only saved when the file is opened as read-write and not read-only

    and
    b) can the backup copy be saved to a directory in the same file path called \backup ?

    Thanks for your help
    Amy xx

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