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It is provided as is, for anyone who may still be using these technologies, with no warranties or claims of accuracy with regard to the most recent product version or service release.Summary: Create a Windows User Form project that allows you to update external data connections in Excel 2007 workbooks without opening Excel 2007.
And – trust us here – the here-string version is definitely easier to edit, in part because you can add line breaks anywhere you want without having to add in (or delete) the comment character.The project consists of a Windows user form with controls that let you browse to a folder containing Excel 2007 files.You then type the current path to the external data source and the path to the new data source in textboxes.Suppose we wanted to type each word and punctuation mark on a separate line.In that case, our here-string (or at least the first part of it) would look like this: As you might expect, this is also a nifty way to add comments to a script: you can type as much text as you want any way you want, and without having to comment out each and every line.For example, in VBScript you can do For Each loops, For Next loops, Do While loops, and Do Until loops; in Power Shell you can do the same things (albeit with slightly different syntax).
VBScript lets you manage processes, services, and event logs; Windows Power Shell lets you manage processes, services, and event logs.
Instead, we just want to educate you on VBScript and Windows Power Shell; after that it’s up to you to decide which language you’d prefer to use.
And one facet of this education is to compare and contrast the two languages, on simple tasks as well as on more-complicated chores.
To make matters even more confusing, Windows Power Shell even lets you call actual VBScript functions: $a = new-object -comobject MSScript Control.
Script Control $a.language = "vbscript" $a.addcode("function get Input() get Input = inputbox(`"Message box prompt`",`"Message Box Title`") end function" ) $b = $a.eval("get Input") At some point you’re bound to wonder, “What difference does it make?
Further, suppose that you had dozens or hundreds of such files with that connection.