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  1. #1
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    Nov 2007
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    Question Unanswered: Permission problems linking to excel sheet

    Hello I have a database which links to a read-only excel sheet (password protected for write). My database is fine as long as no one is in the excel sheet, however if someone is in it I get the following error message:

    .....It is already opened exclusively by another user, or you need permission to view its data.

    I know I can easily call the person and get them off, but it there any way of preventing this, if so can someone please help me out.

    Thanks

  2. #2
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    my work around i link the link the sheet then I run a mktable query and turn it into a new table also I do a file check on the DateLastModified
    hope this help

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