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We're looking for a way to use a fex to pass information into one of the Excel file properties fields (Title/Tags/Comments/etc) and have been struggling to find any guidance on how to accomplish this.

Does anyone have any ideas or suggestions? We're currently running Excel 2016, if that helps.

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The only way I know of to do this would be to see if you could do this in a macro. For example, have sheet 1 as your report, an put the values you want to store on sheet 2. Then use a macro to cut and paste the values in properties. I tried it in Excel 2010 and the paste into the Comments did not record in the macro. So unless it works in 2016, you may be out of luck.


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Lisa, if you create a template file in Excel (.xltm) and add an auto_open macro you can make Excel do whatever you want. Create the report in Excel, open it and then record a macro to make all the changes you want. Edit the macro and change the name to auto_open. Save the file as an .xltm file and then upload it. You'll then need to change the "ON TABLE HOLD" line to use this new file as a template. Hope I explained this well enough.


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J.L., it did not work when I tried it. The copy/paste into the workbook comments would not record. So unless there is a field like Workbook.Properties.Comments that can be set, I'm not sure how one would dynamically update it.


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Thank you both for your suggestions. Unfortunately, we're trying to do this for a large number of reports so creating individual templates is not practical.


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