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How can I export my BOM into excel using paste link so it will automatically update in Excel?

Question asked by Ryan Hess on Jan 28, 2014
Latest reply on Dec 17, 2014 by Grevel Wahyu

When I first started making a BOM for an assembly, I inserted excel based bom, copied the table from solidworks, and used paste link to move into excel. This way, when I update a part description for example, it automatically updates in excel. This worked fine for a few sessions but then randomly excel prompted, "This workbook contains links to other data sources. If you update the links, Excel will attempt to retrieve the latest data......" when I went to open the excel worksheet. I selected update and my linked table spit back #REF! error in each cell and for the life of me I can't figure out why or how this link is broken. I've tried redoing the pasted link which works fine until I attempt to open the workbook a second time. Any suggestions?