Listing Excel Workbooks and Sheets from Microsoft Access using VBA

SUMMARY: Tutorial to show how to use Microsoft Access VBA to retrieve and display open Workbooks and their Worksheets. I create a lot of dashboards, reporting systems, and document automation projects built extensively using Visual-Basic for Applications. Often, the infrastructure looks like: Microsoft Access as a front-end application. SQL Server as the back-end data repository. […]

Using Excel VBA to Automate SQL Server Data Migration

Data Migration Sucess Some simple concepts to help you with more successful conversion and migration projects. Front-load the Automation Automation requires more work at the start – on the front-end of a project. Create simple data connection and output tools immediately. Doing so will give your team the confidence to defer to the automation tool […]

New Prospecting and Sales Call Software – Hyper Call Q

Los Angeles, CA – Pulse Infomatics Streamlines the Sales Call and Prospecting Process Pulse Infomatics is preparing to release it’s flagship Sales Prospecting and Call Center software, Hyper Call Q, for limited custom release in January 2017. Hyper Call Q provides a simplified, single-screen and push-button actions, for almost all call resolutions. Additionally, sales reps […]

Excel Automation for Data Analysts

Should you learn VBA? Note: A very simple sample file and code can be downloaded just above the video. A lot of “real” programmers dismiss VBA and Visual-basic in general. This is short-sighted for a number of reasons. Building solutions should be about effective solutions, not a myopic focus on the “most powerful tool.” When […]

What is server virtualization and why do you care?

Let’s start with the, “Why do you care?” question. Short answer: You don’t! You’re a business owner or manager, not a computer tech/system engineer. But… you might care, if you knew a little bit about it. And by that I mean, knowing what it is and more importantly, how it benefits the business using it. […]

Project and Collaboration Tools rundown – G Suite, Asana, Glip, Slack, and more

A friend and business coach, Bill Hart, asked the following question on Facebook: “Q: how do you manage your calendar, tasks and projects?“ In the future I’ll write a bit more about how your responses to online questions or emails you send can be turned into content for your social media. This is one of […]

CYBER SECURITY BASICS – aka: The advice I know you’ll ignore

Summary: I provide a summary of some things you SHOULD do to improve your digital security. I then explain each in a little detail. Then, I admit that most people will ignore the advice. But.. here you go. We want security but not really Most people freak out about things like Facebook privacy settings and […]

Is your SAGE 50 Accounting too slow? Virtualization and Terminal Server

Technologies Sage 50 Accounting 2017 & 2018 Windows 2016 Hyper-V Windows 2016 Remote Desktop Server (Terminal Server) Dell Poweredge T330 Server Sage 50 Performance Sage has performance issues going back to its Peachtree roots. It is inefficient on a network and has poor utilities for purging and compressing data. My client was at their wits […]

Parsing Quickbooks Customer (CustomerRet) Response using XML (DOMDocument)

As I indicated in my Quicbbooks Part 1 of never post, I would post some Microsoft Access and other Quickbooks source code and blog entries, rather than do a more detailed step by step explanation. I hope this is helpful. Quick Explanation You can parse Quickbooks response using a ICustomerRetList – and I may post that […]

Listing Excel Workbooks and Sheets from Microsoft Access using VBA

SUMMARY: Tutorial to show how to use Microsoft Access VBA to retrieve and display open Workbooks and their Worksheets. I create a lot of dashboards, reporting systems, and document automation projects built extensively using Visual-Basic for Applications. Often, the infrastructure looks like: Microsoft Access as a front-end application. SQL Server as the back-end data repository. […]

Using SQL Server Express for Your Microsoft Access Projects

Summary: Some of the reasons why you should use SQL Server (or SQL Server Express) to store data for your Microsoft Access projects. Plus, code to simplify connecting to SQL Server and attaching tables without manual linking. The Access DB is miserable but awesome! Can we be honest. It’s slow, clumsy to move around, inherently […]

MS Access – Passing a Variable and Unknown Number of Parameters to SQL Server

Summary How to avoid VBA errors with single quotes in a string being passed to a SQL Insert or Update Error. Includes how to passing parameters for an unknown or variable number of variables. Technologies Microsoft Access, SQL Server, ADO Something funny I hadn’t used this in a few years. When I ran across the […]

Using Excel VBA to Automate SQL Server Data Migration

Data Migration Sucess Some simple concepts to help you with more successful conversion and migration projects. Front-load the Automation Automation requires more work at the start – on the front-end of a project. Create simple data connection and output tools immediately. Doing so will give your team the confidence to defer to the automation tool […]

New Prospecting and Sales Call Software – Hyper Call Q

Los Angeles, CA – Pulse Infomatics Streamlines the Sales Call and Prospecting Process Pulse Infomatics is preparing to release it’s flagship Sales Prospecting and Call Center software, Hyper Call Q, for limited custom release in January 2017. Hyper Call Q provides a simplified, single-screen and push-button actions, for almost all call resolutions. Additionally, sales reps […]

How to migrate SQL Server instances with permissions to a new server

We recently virtualized a client’s server environment. We’ll write more about virtualization, general concepts, at a later date. As part of that, we had to migrate 3 SQL Server instances to a new server. This was made significantly simpler with a Powershell Script. DBATools – Powershell Scripts to Migrate SQL Instances Download and install the […]

Parsing Quickbooks Customer (CustomerRet) Response using XML (DOMDocument)

As I indicated in my Quicbbooks Part 1 of never post, I would post some Microsoft Access and other Quickbooks source code and blog entries, rather than do a more detailed step by step explanation. I hope this is helpful. Quick Explanation You can parse Quickbooks response using a ICustomerRetList – and I may post that […]

VBA solution: Scraping website information using MSXML, HTMLDocument, and getElementsByClassName

Summary An explanation of how to retrieve/scrape website data using MSXML and HTMLDocument but not using the InternetExplorer Application Object. The problem with the InternetExplorer.Application object I have a few blog entries demonstrating how to get web site data using InternetExplorer and the HTMLDocument object. However, there are a few problems with this: Microsoft is […]

Quickbooks SDK iAddCheck using VBA. Add a check from Excel or Access

Someone reading my part 1 of ??? tutorial on Quickbooks – sorry.. read the notes. 😉  – was struggling to find how to add checks. I wrote them this morning about what to look for in the On Screen Reference OSR for the Quickbooks SDK. iCheckAdd Under the Onscreen Reference, there is a iCheckAdd message. […]

Retrieve Data from Website in Microsoft Access or Excel using VBA

File Download: Microsoft Access/VBA Sample File Edit: 7/23/2017 – an improvement to this solution. This will require some refactoring. A week or so ago a reader asked (on this blog post), if we could place the file online that performs the operation in this blog post (and video). I’ve included it below as a download. The […]