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 Refer to a workbook by folder+long name ?
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Posted - 09/26/2021 :  07:40:42 AM  Show Profile  Edit Topic  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Topic
Hello, in each folder that I run my code I would like to be able to refer to a workbook via the "long name", as opposed the unique "short name" (the long name is the same in each folder of the project and it will make my life a lot easier and the code more useful).

All the commands (activate window, get column range, etc, etc) are based on the short name because it is unique for the entire project, I get that.
But is there any way you can use the long name + folder name instead, such as:


Otherwise for each folder (hundredths of them) I have to manually find the short name (which are e.g. shortname1, shortname2, shortname3 etc but not in order) to pass it as a variable, so it can recognise the workbooks I need, and this will be very time consuming..

Apologies if I have missed this in the documentation.


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Posted - 09/27/2021 :  01:20:45 AM  Show Profile  Edit Reply  Reply with Quote  View user's IP address  Delete Reply

I am sorry that we don’t support folder in range notation so far, but I provide a function to get the short name via the long name and folder name.

function string GetShortName(string strFolder, string strLongName){
	pe_cd /%(strFolder$);
	string strShortName$;
	doc -ef W{
		if(strLongName$ == page.longname$)
			strShortName$ = %H;
	return strShortName$;

With this function, for example, you can get the short name like:

string strName$ = GetShortName("Folder1", "MyBook")$;

Regards, Yuki

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