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MOSS 2007 - Multiple users accessing an excel file

  Date: Nov 01    Category: MOSS    Views: 732

I have some Excel 2003 files in a document library.

I would like to find out how I can set it up so multiple users can all
access the file at the same time.

At present we have staff checking in and checking out the file, but I
would prefer multiple access to the same file

Is this possible with Excel 2003 file and a SP MOSS 2007 site?

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4 Answers Found

 
Answer #1    Answered On: Nov 01    

Have you looked into Excel Services (assuming you have that available on
your farm)? I'm not sure if it'll give you everything you need (especially
in 2007), but it's worth a check.

 
Answer #2    Answered On: Nov 01    

If the Excel spreadsheets are simply used

* Used to store and view information as rows in a spreadsheet

* Do not use macros etc...

Consider "migrating" and replacing each spreadsheet with a SharePoint list

* will let you store and view information as items in the list

* will allow multiple people to edit different items - at the same time

* you can create list views to meet specific needs

* as a one-off migration step you can import the existing spreadsheet
into the list

 
Answer #3    Answered On: Nov 01    

I have some Excel 2003 files in a document library.

I would like to find out how I can set it up so multiple users can all
access the file at the same time.

At present we have staff checking in and checking out the file, but I
would prefer multiple access to the same file

Is this possible with Excel 2003 file and a SP MOSS 2007 site?

 
Answer #4    Answered On: Nov 01    
 
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