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Workbook.BreakLink Method (Excel)

Converts formulas linked to other Microsoft Excel sources or OLE sources to values.

expression .BreakLink(Name, Type)

expression A variable that represents a Workbook object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Name

Required

String

The name of the link.

Type

Required

XlLinkType

The type of link.

In this example, Microsoft Excel converts the first link (an Excel link type) in the active workbook.

Note Note

This example assumes at least one formula exists in the active workbook that links to another Excel source.

Sub UseBreakLink() 
 
 Dim astrLinks As Variant 
 
 ' Define variable as an Excel link type. 
 astrLinks = ActiveWorkbook.LinkSources(Type:=xlLinkTypeExcelLinks) 
 
 ' Break the first link in the active workbook. 
 ActiveWorkbook.BreakLink _ 
 Name:=astrLinks(1), _ 
 Type:=xlLinkTypeExcelLinks 
 
End Sub
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