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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
A project outline. Creating ACA form 1095 data using SQL Server, Excel, and VBA automation.
Summary: Send personalized emails to a list of email addresses and names in Microsoft Excel. Technologies used Microsoft Excel Microsoft Word VBA (Visual-basic for Applications) CDOsys (Collaboration Data Objects for Windows 2000) CDOSys Documentation It’s amazing how poorly documented it is.. but this link has some answers. https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ms526318(v=exchg.10).aspx And Dan at Microsoft has several links: […]