How to generate email notifications for Excel updates

How to generate email notifications for Excel updates

When working on a shared network, it is very common for multiple employees to access and change common files throughout the day. This article will explain how to implement a macro in Microsoft Excel that will send an automated email each time a change is made to a common document.

excel-macro-to-signal-document-changes">To create an Excel macro to signal document changes:

You may program this macro to send out emails to specific team members to alert them of changes to a network file.

Private Sub Workbook_BeforeSave(ByVal SaveAsUI As Boolean, _     
Cancel As Boolean)     
Dim answer As String     
answer = MsgBox("This is where you put the text to prompt the user if he wants to save or not" vbYesNo, "here is the title of that box")     
If answer = vbNo Then Cancel = True     
If answer = vbYes Then     
'open outlook type stuff     
Set OutlookApp = CreateObject("Outlook.Application")     
Set OlObjects = OutlookApp.GetNamespace("MAPI")     
Set newmsg = OutlookApp.CreateItem(olMailItem)     
'add recipients     
'newmsg.Recipients.Add ("Name Here")     
newmsg.Recipients.Add ("sampleemailaddresshere@email.com")     
'add subject     
newmsg.Subject = "Subject line of auto email here"     
'add body     
newmsg.Body = "body of auto email here"     
newmsg.Display 'display     
newmsg.Send 'send message     
'give conformation of sent message     
MsgBox "insert confirmation box test here",, "title of confirmation box"     
End If     
'save the document     
'Me.Worksheets.Save     
End Sub
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