Course Outline

Macros

  • Recording and editing macros
  • Assigning macros to forms, toolbars, keyboard shortcuts

VBA Environment

  • Visual Basic Editor and its options
  • Management components
  • Keyboard Shortcuts
  • Optimizing the environment

Introduction to procedural programming

  • Procedures: Function Sub
  • Data types
  • The if statement ... then ... elseif ... else ... end if
  • Case statement
  • Loops for ... loop while, until
  • Loop for ... next
  • Instructions loop break (exit)
  • Array processing

Quoted string

  • Combining quoted strings (concatenation)
  • Conversion to other types of (implicit and explicit)
  • Features processing quoted strings

Visual Basic

  • Download and upload data to a spreadsheet (Cells, Range)
  • Download and upload data to the user (InputBox, MsgBox)
  • The declaration of variables
  • The extent and lifetime of variables
  • Operators and their priorities
  • Options modules
  • Create your own functions and use them in a sheet
  • Objects, classes, methods and properties
  • Securing code
  • Security code tampering and preview

Debugging

  • Processing step
  • Locals window
  • Immediate window
  • Traps - Watches
  • Call Stack

Error handling

  • Types of errors and ways to avoid
  • Capturing and handling run-time errors
  • Structures: On Error Resume Next, On Error GoTo

Excel Object Model

  • The Application Object
  • Workbook object and a collection of Workbooks
  • Worksheet Object and Collection Worksheets
  • Objects ThisWorkbook, ActiveWorkbook, ActiveCell
  • Object Selection
  • Collection Range
  • Object Cells
  • Display data on the status bar
  • Optimization using ScreenUpdating
  • The time measurement by the method Timer

Event handling in VBA

  • What is an event?
  • Responding to an event and create an event handler
  • Triggering Event Handlers
  • Service frequently occurring events

VBA Forms

  • Create your own forms
  • Calling a form from code
  • Use the forms in the sheet

Requirements

  • Ability to work with a spreadsheet, basic knowledge (references, ranges, sheets, ...)
  • VBA background knowledge is not required to create macros or VBA code

Audience

  • Data Analysts
 21 Hours

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