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Dashboards, macros and VBA

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#1 Ionut Aleman

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 09:27 AM



I have a new challenge at work and i need to deal with a hole new level of macros. In fact, this the macro level that i will have to use in the future. Can you tell me please by looking at the spreadsheet attached here where to start the study to be able to create one just like it?

I'm interested in the design mode and macros. How to insert designed buttons, create the charts, etc?

I think that there is some VBA cod involved, right?


Thank you.

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Posted 01 March 2017 - 12:24 PM

Hi Ionut,


I've taken a look at your attachment and it looks like you're trying to create a dashboard. We cover something very similar in Expert Skills Session 9: Forms and Macros.


There's a lot involved in creating a complex system like this, but session 9 will take you through everything, including adding buttons and charts. You can see how the finished product looks in the video lesson: Expert Skills Lesson 9-9 Improve form appearance and usability.


You don't need to use macros to create a dashboard, but they can be useful for other purposes. If you continue through session 9 you'll see how to record macros and assign them to buttons and keyboard shortcuts. You can see a full explanation of macros and VBA code in the video tutorial: Expert Skills Lesson 9-10 Understand macros and VBA.


We don't offer any VBA solutions on this forum, but you should be able to find a solution to any Excel problem without using VBA. VBA is used to add new features to Excel, and usually isn't needed as long as you are using Excel for its intended purpose.

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Posted 04 March 2017 - 11:10 AM



Thank you for the answer. I assumed that Session 9 will do, but i wasn't sure about the macros and VBA.


Have a nice day.

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