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The following example uses an Auto_Open macro to select a specific sheet in a workbook and automatically display the data form dialog box.
NOTE: A macro named "auto_open" will be run each time you manually open the workbook that contains that macro.
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The data form dialog box can be used to view, change, add, or delete a record in a list or database. A data form can also be used to find specific records based on criteria that you specify. A data form displays one complete record at a time. When you enter or edit data on the data form, Microsoft Excel changes the corresponding cells in the list. The data form dialog box automatically expands to display all the fields in your list, up to 32 fields.
For more information about creating macros that run automatically in Microsoft Excel versions 7.0 and 97, click Answer Wizard on the Help menu and type:
For more information about creating macros that run automatically in Microsoft Excel version 5.0, choose the Search button in Help and type:
How Do I Set Up a Workbook So That It Runs a Macro Each Time I Open It?
"Visual Basic User's Guide," version 5.0, Chapter 13, "Auto_Open Procedures"
auto open files
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TITLE : VBA: Programming Resources for Visual Basic for Applications
Article ID: 142113 - Last Review: October 11, 2006 - Revision: 2.3
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