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Excel auto-saves trigger WatchDirectory emails (Read 803 times)
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Excel auto-saves trigger WatchDirectory emails
Oct 21st, 2015 at 6:02pm
We have WatchDirectory monitoring a directory with a single Excel file.

We want WatchDirectory to send an email to certain recipients whenever the file is modified.

We have auto-save enabled in Excel.  Whenever the file is open and someone is working on it, every time Excel does an auto-save (which is every few minutes) WatchDirectory sends an email that the file has changed---even before the Excel file has been closed.

Is there anyway to tell WatchDirectory to ignore auto-saves of the monitored file?  Thanks.
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Re: Excel auto-saves trigger WatchDirectory emails
Reply #1 - Oct 22nd, 2015 at 7:34am
I believe Excel auto-saves to files with a slightly different name? If I remember correctly, it saves to something like ~originalname.xls or something like that.
You can filter those temporary filenames with

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