Break All External Links In Your Excel Workbook

Break All External Links In Microsoft Excel Spreadsheet Workbook

What This Does

This little macro code will go through all the external links in your workbook and break the links.  Note that this will not remove those pesky (hard-to-find) external links that may be hiding inside your charts.  This code only addresses links that would show up inside the Edit Links dialog box (Data tab > Connections Group > Edit Links).

Sub BreakExternalLinks()
'PURPOSE: Breaks all external links that would show up in Excel's "Edit Links" Dialog Box

Dim ExternalLinks As Variant
Dim wb As Workbook
Dim x As Long

Set wb = ActiveWorkbook

'Create an Array of all External Links stored in Workbook
  ExternalLinks = wb.LinkSources(Type:=xlLinkTypeExcelLinks)

'Loop Through each External Link in ActiveWorkbook and Break it
  For x = 1 To UBound(ExternalLinks)
    wb.BreakLink Name:=ExternalLinks(x), Type:=xlLinkTypeExcelLinks
  Next x

End Sub

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