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Embed file in a macro/workflow so it can be locked

Hello --


Not sure if this is possible right now, but here is my use case. I have a file with sensitive data that is not saved in a share drive, but in a personal home drive so only I have access to it.


At this point, I can run a workflow that requires the file -- but I have access to my home drive -- which other uses would not. I want others to be able to run the workflow -- so, you know, when I win the lottery workflows can go on.


I know I can lock a macro. However, if there is an input file in that macro, the user there is still a dependency on having access to where that file is stored.


What would be nice is if there were an option to embed the entire file within the workflow (macro) which could then be locked. The data could be prepared from within the macro only outputting the desired pieces of information and another user could run the workflow only have access to what comes into the workflow from the output.


The owner of the file has a little auditability as they still have an unencrypted version should then need to see what the source data provided looked like.


Please let me know if you would like to discuss further.




12 - Quasar
12 - Quasar

Is the static and not too large? Could you change it to a text input file that way the workflow doesn’t need access to your personal drive?

12 - Quasar

@cgoodman3 --


Thank you for the response. While to approach you mentioned is what we did, considering the data we are putting in is salary day, it would be nice to just embed the entire workbook for auditability purposes. The business would like to know that the file was used as-is.


Kind Regards,


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