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how do i stop EXCEL automatically updating from a remote data source?

Discussion in 'Business Applications' started by legendmaster, Aug 19, 2005.

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  1. legendmaster

    legendmaster Thread Starter

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    I have a spreadsheet that connects to a database.
    When I open the spreadsheet, I got asked if I wanted to refresh the data. I did so, and clicked yes.
    Some time later, after getting bored ticking 'yes' every time I opened the sheet I ticked the 'don't ask me again' button.
    Now every time I open a sheet that pulls data from a remote data source, it automatically connects and updates the data - I no longer want this to happen!!!!! Any way I can switch this off as easily as I switched it on????

    andy
     
  2. M.I.C.R.O.N

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    hilight all live data and right click and select Data Range properties. Remove the tick from Enable Background Refresh. then ok then Save.
     
  3. legendmaster

    legendmaster Thread Starter

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    yes.... I get that thanks....BUT... on a different PC, same (networked) file, I get a dialog on opening = do I want to update the remote data. (with a tick box saying 'in future, dont ask me")
    I want to get back to that situation where I have the choice of updating when I open the file on my machine - any ideas?

    andy
     
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