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Excel VBA  (Visual Basic for Applications)  is an event driven, object oriented programming language. It is widely used for developing automated programs in excel worksheet.

Create One-dimensional and Two-dimensional Array

This tutorials show how to create One-dimensional and Two-dimensional Array using Excel VBA. An array is a group of variables. In Excel VBA, you can refer to a specific variable (element) of an array by using the array name and the index number. One-dimensional Array To create a one-dimensional array, execute the following steps. Place a command button on your worksheet…

List sheet names with formula in Excel

To list worksheets in an Excel workbook, you can use a 2-step approach: (1) define a named range called “sheetnames” with an old macro command and (2) use an INDEX formula to retrieve sheet names using the named range. Formula =GET.WORKBOOK(1)&T(NOW()) Note: because this formula relies on a macro command, you’ll need to save as a macro-enabled workbook if you want the formula…

Loop through Books and Sheets Excel

Below we will look at a program in Excel VBA that loops through all open workbooks and worksheets, and displays all the names. Situation: Add the following code lines to the command button: 1. First, we declare two objects and one variable. One object of type Workbook we call book, one object of type Worksheet we call sheet, and a variable of type…

Path and FullName property in Excel VBA

The Path property in Excel VBA returns the complete, saved path to the workbook (Excel file). The FullName property in Excel VBA returns the complete, saved path, including the name of the workbook. Download path-fullname.xls and add it to “C:\test\” Place a command button on your worksheet and add the following code lines: 1. The following code line returns the complete path to path-fullname.xls. MsgBox Workbooks(“path-fullname.xls”).Path Result: 2.…

Close and Open Excel Workbooks Through VBA

The Close and Open Method in Excel VBA can be used to close and open workbooks. Remember, the Workbooks collection contains all the Workbook objects that are currently open. Place a command button on your worksheet and add the following code lines: 1. The code line below closes close-open-workbooks.xls. Workbooks(“close-open-workbooks.xls”).Close 2. The code line below closes the first opened/created workbook. Workbooks(1).Clos 3. The code line below closes the…

Sales Calculator in Excel

Below we will look at a program in Excel VBA that calculates the total sales of each employee over a period of three years. Situation: The other two sheets have the same setup, but with different combinations of months and employees, and different sales numbers. There are several ways to calculate the total sales of each employee in Excel, but we will see that…

Password Protect Macro in Excel

Just like you can password protect workbooks and worksheets, you can password protect a macro in Excel from being viewed (and executed). Place a command button on your worksheet and add the following code lines: 1. First, create a simple macro that you want to protect. Range(“A1”).Value = “This is secret code” 2. Next, click Tools, VBAProject Properties. 3. On the Protection tab, check “Lock project…

Understanding VBA Function and Sub in Excel

Excel Visual Basic: A set of commands to perform a specific task is placed into a procedure, which can be a Function procedure or a Sub procedure (also known as functions and subroutines). The difference between a function and a sub in Excel VBA is that a function can return a value while a sub cannot. Functions and subs become very…