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Using Excel As Your Database

Published on Apr 2, 2012 in Automation, Excel Howtos, VBA Macros
Using Excel As Your Database

Often I have thought, if I could have write “Select EmployeeName From Sheet Where EmployeeID=123″ and use this on my excel sheet, my life would be simpler. So today we will learn how to do this.

People spend a lot of time thinking whether to use Excel as their database or not. Eventually they start using Access or SQL Server etc.

Today we will learn how to use Excel as a Database and how we to use SQL statements to get what we want. We will learn how to build a form like above.

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75 Excel Speeding up Tips Shared by YOU! [Speedy Spreadsheet Week]

Published on Mar 27, 2012 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
75 Excel Speeding up Tips Shared by YOU! [Speedy Spreadsheet Week]

As part of our Speedy Spreadsheet Week, I have asked you to share your favorite tips & techniques for speeding up Excel. And what-a-mind-blowing response you gave. 75 of you responded with lots of valuable tips & ideas to speed-up Excel formulas, VBA & Everything else.

Thanks to all the contributors

Many thanks to everyone who shared their tips & ideas with us. If you like the tips, please say thanks to the contributor.

Read Excel Speeding-up tips by area

This page is broken in to 3 parts, click on any link to access those tips.

Read everything
Formula Speeding-up Tips
VBA / Macros Optimization Tips
Everything Else
Share your tips

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Excel Speedup & Optimization Tips by Experts [Speedy Spreadsheet Week]

Published on Mar 26, 2012 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Excel Speedup & Optimization Tips by Experts [Speedy Spreadsheet Week]

As part of Speedy Spreadsheet Week, I have emailed few renowned Excel experts and asked them to share their tips & ideas to speedup Excel. Today, I am glad to present a collection of the tips shared by them. Read the Excel optimization & speeding up tips shared by Hui, Luke, Narayan, George, Gregory & Jordon.

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Optimization Tips & Techniques for Excel VBA & Macros [Speedy Spreasheet Week]

Published on Mar 22, 2012 in VBA Macros
Optimization Tips & Techniques for Excel VBA & Macros [Speedy Spreasheet Week]

Is VBA slowing down your workbooks? Do you spend hours starting at Excel while the macros finish running? As part of our Speedy Spreadsheet Week, today lets talk about optimization techniques for Excel VBA & Macros.

Optimization Techniques for Excel VBA & Macros

Lets break this in to 2 sections. (1) Quick optimization techniques & tactics (2) Optimization ideas for the long run. Read on…,

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How to add your own Macros to Excel Ribbon [quick tip]

Published on Feb 27, 2012 in Excel Howtos, VBA Macros
How to add your own Macros to Excel Ribbon [quick tip]

Do you know that in Excel 2010 you can create your own Ribbon tabs and add anything to them, including your own macros? Today, we are going to take a look at this useful feature and learn how to add your own macros as buttons to Excel Ribbon. Steps to Add your own macros to […]

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Six Quick Updates

Published on Jan 16, 2012 in blogging, Learn Excel, VBA Macros

Hello my friend,

I have a few quick updates to start the week. Just read on to keep up.

Excel VBA section of Chandoo.org

During last few weeks, I have spent several hours organizing all the VBA material on Chandoo.org. I am happy to announce our brand to Excel VBA area of the site.

This section has Excel VBA overview, examples, videos, tips, books, references & more. Check it out.

Read on for the remaining 5 updates…

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Announcing Online VBA Classes from Chandoo.org, Please Join Today

Published on Jan 11, 2012 in products, VBA Macros

VBA Classes from Chandoo.org - Learn Microsoft Excel VBA & MacrosFriends & Readers of Chandoo.org,

I am so happy to tell you that our VBA Classes are now open for your consideration. Click here to know more & join us.

What is this VBA Class?

VBA Class is a structured and comprehensive online training program for learning Microsoft Excel VBA (Macros). It is full of real world examples & useful theory.

The aim of VBA Classes is to make a beginner an expert in VBA.

Read on to understand the benefits of this program & how to sign-up.

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Free Picture Calendar Template – Download and make a personalized calendar today!

Published on Jan 2, 2012 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Free Picture Calendar Template – Download and make a personalized calendar today!

Here is something fun, personalized and delicious to start your new year. A Picture Calendar built in Excel!

Using this you can print a 12 month calendar with your own photos. Its fun to use, easy to set up and looks great. Read more to understand how this works & download the template.

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Make VBA String Comparisons Case In-sensitive [Quick Tip]

Published on Dec 1, 2011 in VBA Macros

Today, while answering a reader’s email, I wrote this VBA code, If Target.Value = “yes” Then ‘do something End If But I realized that my code would run only the Target cell has “yes” in it. It wont run if the target cell has “YES”, or “Yes” or “YeS”. This is because by default, all […]

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Excel Links – After a long time edition

Published on Oct 24, 2011 in excel links

Long time readers of Chandoo.org know that we have a regular featured called as “Excel Links“, where I share some interesting Excel articles published around the web. This used to be a weekly feature, then became a monthly thing and later once a few months thing. As I had a hectic weekend, when I got […]

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Split an Excel File in to Many using VBA [Videos]

Published on Oct 19, 2011 in VBA Macros
Split an Excel File in to Many using VBA [Videos]

Splitting an Excel file in to many is easier than splitting bill in a restaurant among friends. All you need is advanced filters, a few lines of VBA code and some data. You can go splitting in no time.

Context:

Lets say you have lots of data like this in a file. And you want to split this in to multiple files, one per salesperson.

Solution – Split Data in to Multiple Files using Advanced Filters & VBA

The process of splitting data can be broken down to 4 steps …,

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Refresh All Pivot Tables at once [Quick Tip]

Published on Sep 19, 2011 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
Refresh All Pivot Tables at once [Quick Tip]

Pivot Tables are an integral part of Excel based reports. So it is no surprise that many of create multiple pivot reports in one Excel workbook. So when the underlying data changes, we often spend time refreshing individual pivot tables. Today, I want to share a quick tip about how to refresh all pivot tables […]

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Our VBA Class Registrations Close in Few Hours, Join Now & Learn Excel VBA

Published on Sep 16, 2011 in Training Programs, VBA Macros
Our VBA Class Registrations Close in Few Hours, Join Now & Learn Excel VBA

Hi everyone, I have a quick announcement for you.

Registrations for our VBA class will be closing in a few hours

As you may know, we have re-opened the doors for our VBA Class on September 5th. This program is aimed at beginners & intermediate level users. The aim of our VBA class is to make you awesome in Excel & VBA.

We will be closing registrations for this program in few more hours (exactly at 11:59 PM, Pacific time, on 16th September, 2011)

Click here to join our VBA Class now.

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Excel Training Recommender – Interactive Excel Tool for you

Published on Sep 12, 2011 in Learn Excel, products, VBA Macros
Excel Training Recommender – Interactive Excel Tool for you

First a Quick Announcement: Our VBA Class enrollments will be closed this Friday (Sep 16). If you want to learn VBA & Excel, please consider joining our course. More than 120 students have already joined us in the second batch and are learning VBA as you read this. Click here to learn more about the VBA Classes and join us.

Moving on…,

As you may know, Chandoo.org offers quite a few Online Excel training programs. Over the last few weeks, many of you have emailed us and asked which training program is best for your situation. This got me thinking. “It should be easy for YOU to know what is best.”

So today morning, I locked my office room and made a beautiful Excel workbook that asks you only 2 questions and tells you which training programs are best for you. Try it here.

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My Top 10 Tips for Mastering VBA & Excel Macros [Part 5 of 5 - VBA Crash Course]

Published on Sep 6, 2011 in Learn Excel, VBA Macros
My Top 10 Tips for Mastering VBA & Excel Macros [Part 5 of 5 - VBA Crash Course]

This article is part of our VBA Crash Course. Please read the rest of the articles in this series by clicking below links.

In the part 5 of our VBA Crash Course, let me share you my tips for mastering Excel VBA.

A warning before jumping in to the tips: I am not a VBA expert. I am a learner, just like you. I find VBA quite interesting language to learn and explore. These tips are based on what I have learned writing VBA (and VB code) in the last 12 years.

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