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VBA Move data from one sheet to multiple sheets

Published on May 14, 2012 in Automation, Excel Howtos, Learn Excel, VBA Macros
VBA Move data from one sheet to multiple sheets

Suresh sent an email with interesting problem.

There is one data entry sheet where all the data needs will be entered, however once done we want the data to be stored separately in multiple sheets designated by the Employee code.

In this article we will learn how to use VBA to help in resolving the problem Suresh was facing at work.

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Using an Array Formula to Find and Count the Maximum Text Occurrences in a Range

Using an Array Formula to Find and Count the Maximum Text Occurrences in a Range

Chandoo is off on Holidays and once again thrown me the keys to Chandoo.org.

So this week we’re going to:

  • Pull apart an Array Formula and see what’s under the hood;
  • Have a look at a technique for quickly developing Custom Number Formats &
  • Look at how we can use HTML Codes in posts at Chandoo.org to spice up your questions and answers.

Today is Tarun’s Problem

“I have got multiple names in each row and would like to have what name is repeated maximum number of times and how many times?”

Today we pull apart an answer to this question and see how it works.

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How to use Excel Chart Templates and Save Time

Published on Mar 10, 2009 in Charts and Graphs, Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How to use Excel Chart Templates and Save Time

Learn how to use excel chart templates in this installment of spreadcheats. Save time.

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“Too Many Worksheets” Driving You Nuts? Read This!

Published on Feb 16, 2009 in Excel Howtos, Featured, Learn Excel
“Too Many Worksheets” Driving You Nuts? Read This!

Learn how to create Table of Contents in Excel and other tricks to manage when you have too many worksheets.

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Employee Satisfaction Surveys using MS Excel

Published on Feb 4, 2009 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
Employee Satisfaction Surveys using MS Excel

Today we will learn how to make an employee satisfaction survey and consolidate the data using excel.

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100 Excel Tips & Resources to Celebrate 2000 RSS Subscribers

100 Excel Tips & Resources to Celebrate 2000 RSS Subscribers

Hurray, PHD blog crossed 2000 RSS Subscriber base. This is a very significant milestone for me.

To celebrate this occasion we have a mega post: 100 Excel & Charting Tips, Tricks and Resources for you.

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How to Hide Worksheet Tabs in Excel Workbook

Published on Jan 22, 2009 in Excel Howtos, Learn Excel
How to Hide Worksheet Tabs in Excel Workbook

Excel trick to prevent users from un-hiding “hidden sheets” in an excel file.

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Sales Funnel Charts in Excel – Tutorial

Published on Jan 9, 2009 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel
Sales Funnel Charts in Excel – Tutorial

Sales funnel is a very common business chart. Here is a simple bar chart based trick you can use to generate a good funnel chart to be included in that project report.

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Automatically insert timestamps in excel sheet using formulas

Published on Jan 8, 2009 in Learn Excel
Automatically insert timestamps in excel sheet using formulas

Often when you use excel to track a particular item (like expenses, exercise schedules, investments) you usually enter the current date (and time). This is nothing but timestamping. Once the item is time stamped, it is much more easier to analyze it. Here is an excel formula trick to generate timestamps.

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Excel Basics – What are Combination Charts and How to Make One?

Published on Jan 5, 2009 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel
Excel Basics – What are Combination Charts and How to Make One?

A combination chart is when you combine two different charts to make one. A popular example for combination chart is a line & bar graph combination.

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Selecting all the cells in a series – keyboard and mouse shortcuts [spreadcheats]

Published on Dec 30, 2008 in Learn Excel
Selecting all the cells in a series – keyboard and mouse shortcuts [spreadcheats]

Here is a very quick spreadcheat for the new year.

If you need to select all the cells in a series (either row-wise or or in columns) you can use one of these 2 shortcuts (and avoid unnecessary scrolling)

1. Select the first cell in the series

2. Press Shift + Ctrl + Down arrow

Or

1. Select the first cell in the series

2. Hold down SHIFT and Double click on the edge of cell in the direction you want to select

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Use Alt+Enter to get multiple lines in a cell [spreadcheats]

Published on Dec 19, 2008 in Learn Excel
Use Alt+Enter to get multiple lines in a cell [spreadcheats]

A very quick spreadcheat for Friday. If you need to type content in a cell and you want to see it multiple lines then use alt + enter to break the content in several lines. See to the right for an example.

Bonus tip: If you are using formulas to create content in a cell by combining various text values and you want to introduce line breaks at certain points … For eg. you are creating an address field by combining house number, street name, city and zip code and you want to introduce line breaks after house number and street name then you can use CHAR(10).

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Custom Views in Excel – Save filter and header settings for quick reference

Published on Dec 17, 2008 in Learn Excel
Custom Views in Excel – Save filter and header settings for quick reference

PHD reader and commenter Vishy contributed this post through e-mail. Thank you so much Vishy for this very useful tip. The Problem: You have created a specific view of your data in Excel (say by filtering, zooming out, changing column width, hiding specific rows, customizing window settings, print settings etc.). This is your reference point […]

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Brick Charts in Excel – an Alternative to Gridlines

Published on Dec 10, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel

Grid lines provide great help in understanding values in a chart. Here is a handy trick you can use in the next bar chart to spice it up. Here is how you can get this type of chart (we will call it a brick chart) First we will make a regular bar chart Now, let […]

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What is camera tool and how to use it? [spreadcheats]

Published on Dec 2, 2008 in Charts and Graphs, Learn Excel
What is camera tool and how to use it? [spreadcheats]

Camera tool is your way of creating visual reference in an excel sheet. It is one of the useful and hidden features of excel. Here is how it works. You specify a rectangular area in your workbook and camera tool creates a mirror image of that area as a drawing object. You can move it or resize it. And whenever the contents of original rectangular area changes (charts, drawings or cell values) the mirror image changes too.

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