Workbooks.CanCheckOut Method (Excel)

True if Microsoft Excel can check out a specified workbook from a server. Read/write Boolean.

expression .CanCheckOut(Filename)

expression A variable that represents a Workbooks object.

Parameters

Name

Required/Optional

Data Type

Description

Filename

Required

String

The name of the file to check out.

Return Value

Boolean

This example verifies that a workbook is not checked out by another user and can be checked out. If the workbook can be checked out, it copies the workbook to the local computer for editing.

Sub UseCanCheckOut(docCheckOut As String) 
 
 ' Determine if workbook can be checked out. 
 If Workbooks.CanCheckOut(Filename:=docCheckOut) = True Then 
 Workbooks.CheckOut (Filename:=docCheckOut) 
 Else 
 MsgBox "You are unable to check out this document at this time." 
 End If 
 
End Sub
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