Workbook.BreakLink Method

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

Syntax

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.

Example

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

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

Visual Basic for Applications
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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