Contact US

Log In

Come Join Us!

Are you a
Computer / IT professional?
Join Tek-Tips Forums!
  • Talk With Other Members
  • Be Notified Of Responses
    To Your Posts
  • Keyword Search
  • One-Click Access To Your
    Favorite Forums
  • Automated Signatures
    On Your Posts
  • Best Of All, It's Free!

*Tek-Tips's functionality depends on members receiving e-mail. By joining you are opting in to receive e-mail.

Posting Guidelines

Promoting, selling, recruiting, coursework and thesis posting is forbidden.

Students Click Here

Is there a way to access names in Name Manager in another WB ?

Is there a way to access names in Name Manager in another WB ?

Is there a way to access names in Name Manager in another WB ?

I had a very large WB that had grown out of control. The WB contained a few thousand lines of code.

I have since broken the WB into several smaller ones and created an add-in that gets opened when any one of these WBs is opened, allowing me to make code changes in just one place.

I do have one top-level WB that controls all the other WBs (maintains TOC, hyperlinks to open, status, etc).

Cells in the lower-level WB need constants which had been defined in the old WB Name Manager.

Apparently I cannot do that in Excel 2016. Scope is current limited to the current WB. Now my problem is that I do not want these re-defined them in every workbook.

Is there a way to define these constants in Name Manager or add them to my add-in but reference them in the lower-level WBs? Lower-level WBs knows about the top-level WB. I could have sworn older versions of Excel allowed names to be applied to all open WBs.

All suggestions and clever ideas welcome!
Thank you in advance.

RE: Is there a way to access names in Name Manager in another WB ?

You can add names programmatically, example for workbook level name, constant in names layer, for current workbook:
ThisWorkbook.Names.Add Name:="const_PI", RefersTo:="=3.1415926535"


Red Flag This Post

Please let us know here why this post is inappropriate. Reasons such as off-topic, duplicates, flames, illegal, vulgar, or students posting their homework.

Red Flag Submitted

Thank you for helping keep Tek-Tips Forums free from inappropriate posts.
The Tek-Tips staff will check this out and take appropriate action.

Reply To This Thread

Posting in the Tek-Tips forums is a member-only feature.

Click Here to join Tek-Tips and talk with other members! Already a Member? Login

Close Box

Join Tek-Tips® Today!

Join your peers on the Internet's largest technical computer professional community.
It's easy to join and it's free.

Here's Why Members Love Tek-Tips Forums:

Register now while it's still free!

Already a member? Close this window and log in.

Join Us             Close