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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VBA to Extract All Excel Formulas in a Workbook

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 […]

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Sharing Microsoft Excel Data Using SQL Server or Microsoft Access

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. […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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