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BreakLink Method [Excel 2003 VBA Language Reference]

Office 2003

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

expression.BreakLink(Name, Type)

expression Required. An expression that returns one of the objects in the Applies To list.

Name  Required String. The name of the link.

XlLinkType can be one of these XlLinkType constants.
xlLinkTypeExcelLinks A link to a Microsoft Excel souce.
xlLinkTypeOLELinks A link to an OLE source.


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

End Sub

Applies to | Workbook Object