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AutoCAD file properties in Excel

AutoCAD file properties in Excel

AutoCAD file properties in Excel

(OP)
THANKS IN ADVANCE FOR READING THIS!!!

Hello,

I currently have an excel spreadsheet that contains hyperlinks to dwg, pdf, and doc files. Is there any way to start a column(s) that would list certain file properites, such as Date created and Date modified, where the information could be easily updated automatically (excel would obtain the file properties)? Also, is there a way to indicate in excel that a referenced file has been saved as a different file name?

Please HELP!
-John

RE: AutoCAD file properties in Excel

investigate the "cell" and/or "info" functions within excel. use the ehelp for further aid.

as far as links to other files, try "edit" and "links". there will be a listing of all links to other files.

good luck!
-pmover

RE: AutoCAD file properties in Excel

You can easily get at the modified date of a file, if you use the following VB function. Call it as =Filedate(A1), where the full path + filename of your file is in A1. The result is a date value, so format the cell with the formula as Date.

CODE

Function FileDate(f As String)
    FileDate = FileDateTime(f)
End Function
To get the created date is more cumbersome, have never done it.

Cheers,
Joerd

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RE: AutoCAD file properties in Excel

(OP)
Thanks so much. The VB code is great!, however is there any way to get the returned date to automatically update?

Thanks!!

RE: AutoCAD file properties in Excel

usually it helps to put an Application.Volatile at the beginning of the function, just after the Function statement.

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Joerd

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