Excel VBA Macros | Event handling exercise | Write a macro to log whenever anyone saves a file

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Software ==> Excel VBA Macros  (52 exercises)
Version ==> Any version of Excel
Topic ==> Event handling  (4 exercises)
Level ==> Relatively easy
Subject ==> VBA training
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Open the workbook in the above folder.  It contains a hidden sheet called Save log:

Log file

The hidden sheet contains a record of who has saved changes to the workbook, and when.


Attach a macro to an event for the workbook which adds another line to this hidden worksheet whenever anyone saves the file.  Here's what you can use for the two bits of data:

Column Use Returns
A - Date and time Now The current date and time
B - Author Environ("UserName") The logged-on user name

You may need to unhide the worksheet before writing to it, and you should certainly hide it again when you've finished.

When you've finished, save your file with the same name (this should write another line to the log sheet!), then close it down.

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