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    Two Workbooks - One Connected Sheet

    Hi there!
    I have two workbooks with different purposes, each have a shipping sheet. I would like for the shipping sheet to be exactly the same in both workbooks and any update in either sheet, update the other workbook.
    Example below:
    Workbook 1:
    Shipping sheet:
    Adds shipment of shoes. Shoes cost 45.50

    Workbook 2:
    Shipping sheet:
    Shipment of shoes and cost are updated.
    And vice versa.

    I hope my objective is clear, if anyone can offer any guidance that would be appreciated.
    Thank you!

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    Cool Re: Two Workbooks - One Connected Sheet

    I think you'll need VBA if you want to overwrite data on each workbook
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    Re: Two Workbooks - One Connected Sheet

    Regardless of controls in place the 2 sheets will go out of sync at some point
    - so keep things simple and run only one copy of the sheet
    - there are a several ways of achieving this and making it very easy for the user

    Suggestion1 - run 3 workbooks but make them behave like single workbook
    - clicking on sheet tabs in one workbook takes user to the correct tab in the other workbook
    - if the file is not open, it is opened automatically

    To test:
    - save the attached workbooks to the same folder
    - open "shipping.xlsm"
    - click on tab "File1"
    - user now in wbS1 (opens automatically)
    - click on tab "File2"
    - user now in wbS2 (opens automatically)
    - user now free to hop back and forth as if in a single workbook

    Example VBA from wbS2 - the other files contain almost identical VBA
    In ThisWorkBook module
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    In (sheet tab "shipping") sheet module
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    In (sheet tab "file1") sheet module
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    In standard module
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    Adapting it to your needs
    This is a staring point (and kept very basic) which could be modified in many ways to make it work well for you
    - eg "shipping" could be a sheet in either of the 2 workbooks and use the same trick as above
    If you like the suggestion
    - after you have had an opportunity to think about how it could work for you
    - come back and ask for more specific tailored help

    Other Uses
    I have 8 files that I use regularly throughout the day
    - each file is single sheet
    - they bear no relationship to each other but I am forever opening and closing them
    - so each of the workbooks has 7 additional tabs (named single character alpha)
    - tabs are always visible unlike a button
    - could get button to follow the cursor, but why bother?
    - did not want 8 different shortcuts
    - has low "system" overhead
    - results in easy access to my most used files
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    Last edited by kev_; 04-14-2018 at 07:17 AM.
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