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Workbook.RevisionNumber Property (Excel)

Published: July 16, 2012

Returns the number of times the workbook has been saved while open as a shared list. If the workbook is open in exclusive mode, this property returns 0 (zero). Read-only Long.

expression .RevisionNumber

expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.

The RevisionNumber property is updated only when the local copy of the workbook is saved, not when remote copies are saved.

This example uses the revision number to determine whether the active workbook is open in exclusive mode. If it is, the example saves the workbook as a shared list.

If ActiveWorkbook.RevisionNumber = 0 Then 
 ActiveWorkbook.SaveAs _ 
 filename:=ActiveWorkbook.FullName, _ 
 accessMode:=xlShared, _ 
 conflictResolution:= _ 
 xlOtherSessionChanges 
End If

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