Why learn VBA when I can just use the Macro Recorder?

Why learn VBA when I can just use the Macro Recorder? What are the limitations of recording a macro in Excel rather than writing VBA code? The VBA macro recorder in Excel is indeed a handy-dandy tool.For a beginner, it’s a useful place to start learning about VBA. Even for seasoned VBA developers it’s handy to […]

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Recording the history of a cell’s value

Here’s the situation. You’ve got a spreadsheet where you’d like to track the changes to some cell values over time. Maybe they’re stock prices, or exchange rates or input parameters to a model. Whatever. But when you change the value tomorrow, you want a record of what that value was last week.The Curse of Excel’s Track Changes FeatureThe first […]

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Getting Data from a Website in JSON format using VBA

One increasingly common task for Excel users is to retrieve data from the internet.
Simply, retrieving data from the web is the first challenge.
This sounds simple enough (and as you’ll soon see, it is).
But most people run into a roadblock with the second challenge: wrestling with data in JSON format.
Discover the easiest and fastest way to get JSON data into Excel.

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Speed Up Data Entry in Excel with Prompts

Have you ever created a spreadsheet people used to enter data? A bit like a data entry form, but on a worksheet?You may have wondered how to make the form more intuitive. That way your users knew what they should enter in each field.If that’s the case, this post is for you.Making Data Entry More […]

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