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Why does LinkSource not work in a SolidWorks Macro

Question asked by Mike Smith on Mar 4, 2016
Latest reply on Mar 11, 2016 by Mike Smith

I am trying to use LinkSources to retrieve the links to an external spreadsheet from an internal Design Table after opening it in a new window but I keep getting a Debug Error..."Run-Time error '91': Object variable or With block variable not set". I have used this in an Excel macro and it works fine but not in the SolidWorks marco. I have added the Microsoft Excel 16.0 Object Library to my references. Here is my code for reference


Option Explicit



Dim swApp           As SldWorks.SldWorks

Dim Part            As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim boolstatus      As Boolean

Dim longstatus      As Long, longwarnings As Long

Dim newLinkPath     As Variant

Dim currentLinks    As Variant

Dim swModel         As SldWorks.ModelDoc2

Dim swDT            As SldWorks.DesignTable


Sub main()

Set swApp = _


Set swModel = swApp.ActiveDoc


'Get the current working directory

newLinkPath = CurDir$


Set Part = swApp.ActiveDoc


'Open the design table to allow for updating

boolstatus = Part.Extension.SelectByID2("Design Table", "DESIGNTABLE", 0, 0, 0, True, 0, Nothing, 0)



'Update Design Table link to external spreadsheet

Dim xlApp           As Excel.Application

Dim xlWB            As Excel.Workbook

Dim xlWS            As Excel.Worksheet

Dim currentLinks    As Variant

Set xlApp = New Excel.Application

Set xlWB = ActiveWorkbook

Set xlWS = ActiveSheet


currentLinks = ActiveWorkbook.LinkSources(xlExcelLinks)

Dim i As Integer

If Not IsEmpty(currentLinks) Then

    For i = 1 To UBound(currentLinks)

        MsgBox "Link " & i & ":" & Chr(13) & currentLinks(i)

    Next i

End If


Dim myModelView As Object


End Sub