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last Update date!

Is there a way in which i can set-up excel so that it can automatically display in a cell the last date the document was updated?

I have 30 sheets and a summary sheet. On each of the 30 sheets there is a last updated box and there is also one for the whole document on the summary sheet. I would like to set up excel so that when you change anything on any of the 30 sub sheets, it automatically changes the last update box on the summary sheet.

Is any of this possible?

Does my explanation make any sense?

Only time will tell..... :-)

Hi all

I want to display on a spreadsheet, "last update date & time"; Is there a function to do it??

Many thanks in advance

Is there a way of entering a last updated date preferably in the header



Is it possible for a last updated date to be inserted into a cell in a
spreadsheet that is only updatted if the spreadsheet is changed?

Is there a way to diasplay in a cell the "Last updated date" the workbook was
saved without using a marco?
thanks in advance,

I am trying to put 2 fields in the footer of my spreadsheet. One that will show the creation date of the sheet and the other that will show the date the sheet was last updated. Is this possible?

Thanks in advance.

I would like to have either the worksheet, or charts in the worksheet, date-stamped showing the last time they were updated. I want other people who will view the file to see when it was last updated. Is there a way to do this?

I have searched the forum and can't find anything that solves my problem. I have a spreadsheet which is linked to several password protected spreadsheets. I have a macro which updates the links but I would like the macro to include the date that the links were last updated. Is there a code I can insert into the macro which will display the date the links were last updated?


The Last Modified date and time value is automatically updated when ...

Describes behavior in which the the modified date and time is automatically updated when you ... When you enable this policy, IRM functions in the same manner it does when the RMS ...

Dear experts;

Would you please i wanat to insert the date in a cell , but that
date i wanat it last update for the file ; i mean when the file changed
(updated with new info); i want the cell changed outomatically with last date
of updates; other wise the cell snad still as it be;

Many thanks for your time ;

The Last Modified date and time value is automatically updated when ...

In this scenario, the Last Modified date and time value of the file is automatically updated ... When you enable this policy, IRM functions in the same manner it does when the RMS ...

Is there a way of displaying in another cell the date a cell was last updated?


I am trying to figure out how to have a date showing in excel for when
document was last updated. I know you can have date in the footer but that
just shows current date when document is opened. I want date to only change
to current if document has changed.

Dear all,

Thanks for your help all this while. It was very useful all the way.

I am using the following code:

 SourceFolder = FSO.GetFolder("C:Path") 
For Each FileItem In SourceFolder.Files 
    Application.Workbooks.Open (FileItem) 
     'Further operations to be performed bu extracting some data from teh opened files one by one

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I want to modify the above code such that the file is opened based on the last modified date property(I mean the oldest file to be opened first and sequentially the files are opened with the latest file opened as the last file)

I want to extract some data from opened files and update another list based on date in ascending order.

Please note that the date is updated in columns so that i cannot sort by date after the whole list is created. also, the file that i am updating is a template so I cannot edit it according to my own needs.

Apologize me for such an ambiguous query. Plese let me know if you do not understand what I exactly mean.



I’m want my excel spreadsheet to have a
Last Updated: Time, Day, Date, Month, Year
function that updates itself automatically when I save it.

(Preferably without the use of macros which I just don’t understand.)

Thanx in advance,

I am using the code below to open the site which contains PDF files with a date last updated. Can the code be modified to save the last updated to my C:PDF Download folder?


Sub Open_FTP()

Set ie = CreateObject("InternetExplorer.Application")
With ie
.Visible = True
'Go to login page
.Navigate "ftp:// " ' Substitute with FTP Path
Application.Wait Now + TimeValue("00:00:02")

' Loop until the page is fully loaded
Do Until .ReadyState = 4

End With

End Sub

Hello all . . .Am new to the VB part of Excel, but here is my question
as well as my code. I'm looking for some of you Gurus (MVP's) to please
correct it for me, if possible.
I would like to populate a cell in my Excel 2000 worksheet (cell
Q119) with the last saved date, but I don't want the cell to change if
the worksheet was just opened but NOT Saved! I also want to
incorporate this same cell (Q119) into the header. The reason for the
header is because this worksheet is printed and posted on an employee
bulletin board for those employees that don't have access to the
spreadsheet on a PC. The header must print on every page, letting the
employees know how current the posted (printed) version is.

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, Cancel As
Range("Q119").Value = Now()
End Sub

Private Sub Workbook_BeforePrint(Cancel As Boolean)
With ActiveSheet.PageSetup
.CenterHeader = ActiveSheet.Range("Q119").Value
.RightHeader = "&8Page &P & of &N"
End With
End Sub

One other item I would like to add to the Header would be the
Operator/User that did make the last save, again if possible. I do not
have that in the above code because I haven't figured out that part as
of yet.

Thanx to all for any help that may be provided.

Jim Buege

If I have a shared excel workbook, can a date be displayed on each sheet for
the last update?

I created a function in Excel to display the "Last Saved Date and Time" in a
cell. The code is as follows:

Function LastSaved( )
LastSaved = ActiveWorkbook.BuiltinDocumentProperties.Item(12)
End Function

After saving the modified file, the cell displays the "Last Saved Date and
Time". I tried to modify the file another time and saved it. The cell however
does not change to the new date and time. But this was reflected under the
File -> Properties -> Statistics.

How can I update the cell to continuous display the right date and time
whenever the "Save" button is clicked ?

Is there a formula or function that will show the date MM/DD/YY the workbook was last changed and saved? I'm looking for a way to visually know when the last update took place without going to the properties window.

Any help would be great. Thanks!

When I set up a database I always include a last change date that auto updates every time any field in the record changes. Does anyone have a suggestion for how to achieve a similar function in a spreadsheet. i.e. put the current date/time in a field in the row whenever anything in the row changes?

Hi all,

I have some code here for macro which helps generate a column for about 260 rows of data that lets me see if a change has been made and if so, it inserts a NOW() function. However my spreadsheet has got various VLOOKUPS in and if we click update at the opening of the spreadsheet - it changes the "Last updated" column even if the value of the cells have not changed.

I.e. if Column 3 has a VLOOKUP generating it, and even if the value of R3, C3 has not changed - once i click update on opening source- it updates the "Last Change" column with the current time and date - despite no actual change in the actual value of R3 C3 only the fact thatit has been refreshed.

The code is as follows:

Dim OldVal(269, 29) As Variant
Private Sub Worksheet_Calculate()
Dim i As Integer, j As Integer
Application.EnableEvents = False
For i = 2 To 270
For j = 1 To 29
If Cells(i, j).Value <> OldVal(i - 2, j - 1) Then
OldVal(i - 2, j - 1) = Cells(i, j).Value
Cells(i, 30).Value = Now
End If
Next j
Next i
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
Dim r As Long, c As Integer
If Intersect(Target, Range("A2:AC255")) Is Nothing Then Exit Sub
r = Target.Row
c = Target.Column
Application.EnableEvents = False
If Cells(r, c).Value <> OldVal(r - 2, c - 1) Then
OldVal(r - 2, c - 1) = Cells(r, c).Value
Cells(r, 30).Value = Now
End If
Application.EnableEvents = True
End Sub

This works fine until we have to click Update from external source etc.. at the launching of the excel file - so ideally is there anyway we can modify this macro to allow the "last change" column to show the actual last change - as in IF the value does change from 2 to 3 in R3 C3, then it shows the last change after the VLOOKUP update, but if the value stays at 2 for example even after the update from the VLOOKUP external source, then the "Last change column" stays the same as it should as no change has been made.

I hope this makes sense and your help is much appreciated!
Thanks as always!

Hi Folks,

I need a label caption in an excel form to show the last saved date of another workbook.

I have a number of workbooks that are updated automatically, what i require is in the menu form it lists the last time a spefic workbook was saved.

The caption would read:

workbook2 was last saved dd/mm/yyyy

where the last saved date is that or workbook 2, which does not have to be open.

Is this possible and if so how.

Thanks in advance


Posted this last week and got no response so sorry for the repeat, but done a bunch of other research and haven't been able to come up with a solution so hopefully one of the knowledgeable members of this board can help me out this time around.

Is there a formula that will update the date in column B based on the last update to the destination file from a hyperlink in Column A ?

I.e. if column A is a hyperlink to another workbook and I update that workbook on 1/7/10, column b in the current workbook will automatically say "1/7/10"

Could anyone advise if there is an easy way of showing the active file "Last Saved Date" on a Userform and have it show automatically when the Userform is opened?

The Scenario is:

I have a "Main" userform screen and I want to have a text line which says, "File last updated on xx/yy/zzzz ". This must show up automatically when the "main" userform is opened.

Any assistance would be appreciated.