Summary In our own work with data analytics, in coaching financial & business analysts, and with data conversions, we often coach clients to learn and use Microsoft Access or SQL Server, rather than (or perhaps more accurately, in conjunction with) Microsoft Excel. In this article, we explore some of the reasons why. “I suppose it […]
Summary Some visual-basic for applications code to extract all the formulas from every sheet in an Excel Workbook and save them in a text file. Background Avoiding a long explanation, we’ve been writing a reporting tool that combines a Microsoft Access front-end to a SQL Server database. It generates and updates some Excel reports/data visualizations […]
Summary Demonstrate how data can be cleaned up and shared across multiple users while allowing reports and visualization in well-known and common tools. Technologies Microsoft SQL Server (Express) Microsoft Access & The Access Runtime Microsoft Excel Add-on: Microsoft Power BI The need Provide a data aggregation and cleanup tool with customized and shared Excel reports. […]
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. […]
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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 […]
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 […]