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Excel VBA Introduction

This course is suitable for advanced users of Microsoft Excel. If they are responsible for very large and variable amounts of data, or teams, who need to learn how to program features and functions to develop the accessibility and usability of their data.


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Learning Objectives

  • By the end of the course the delegate will be competent in the fundamentals of VBA, including recording macros, working with the Visual Basic Editor and writing their own code.
  • In order to ensure minimal downtime while building and rolling out the program, the course also includes advice on debugging code and handling errors.


A thorough knowledge of Microsoft Excel is required

Course Content

Introducing Visual Basic for Applications

Why use VBA?
Recording and running macros
Absolute v relative cell selection
Working with the Visual Basic Editor

Creating your own code

Understanding and creating modules
Defining procedures
Calling procedures
Where to store macros

Making decisions in code

Using logical comparisons
The IF...ENDIF structure
When to use IF v SELECT CASE

Repeating code with loops

The DO... LOOP structure
The FOR... NEXT structure
The FOR EACH... NEXT structure
How to debug problems with loops

Debugging errors

Defining errors
Setting breakpoints to pause execution
How to step through code
Working with break mode to spot errors
Identifying the value of expressions

Understanding Visual Basic

What is an Object?
Examining the Excel object hierarchy
Using the object browser
How to explore methods and properties
Getting help in VBA

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