Airtable Reporting Dashboard using Google Apps Script, Google Big Query and Google Data Studio

Airtable Report Dashboard Using Google Apps, Google Big Query, and Google Data Studio OVERVIEW: This blog covers the technologies I used to create a client’s Airtable Reporting Dashboard using Google Sheets/Google Apps Scripts, Big Query, and Google Data Studio. It contains links to the javascript and sql I used plus a video that demonstrates the […]

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Updated: Microsoft Excel VBA and Google Maps to calculate distances and time from multiple locations

Excel File download with VBA and Google Maps to calculate distance and duration between multiple destination addresses. Update 12/17/2019: Important! You must have a Google Matrix API Key and IT MUST BE CONNECTED TO AN API BILLING ACCOUNT! If your billing account is not active or connected to the API account, the tool WILL NOT […]

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Google Apps Workshop Slides and Video

Last week, Matthew Moran, gave a workshop as part of The Russell Fisher Business Collection at the Camarillo Library. The RF Business Collection is a grant that provides the library funds for hosting business workshops and informational seminars. Georg Winkler administers and books speakers for the event. He has also started getting them on video […]

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Microsoft Access and Word VBA Document Assembly System Demo

Summary: This demonstrates a methodology and some of the associated technologies I’ve used to create complex and flexible contract generators, proposal generators, and other document assembly systems. Technologies: Microsoft Access (SQL Server*) Microsoft Word – Word Templates – Word Global Template w/AutoText Entries * SQL Server: For simplicity, this demonstration uses Microsoft Access as the […]

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Moving From Excel to MS Access & SQL Server for Cleaning Up, Extracting, & Reporting on Data

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 […]

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How to Create a Default Website Image for Facebook Sharing Using Google Drawings

Whew!!! Long title. I published a simple tutorial on how to create the image below with the text overlay and semi-transparent background. Google Drawings is a FREE app that comes as part of your Gmail address or with your GSuite subscription. Benefits FREE! Cloud-based: any computer, any location, no software to install Allows collaboration: Team […]

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Embedding Google Forms on WordPress

If you run a wordpress site and want to include simple poll questions or other specialized input forms on your pages or blog posts, consider the Google Forms plug-in from Mike Walsh. I’ve used it for years and it combines the power of Google Forms with WordPress. In your WordPress console, add & activate the […]

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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 […]

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