Course Description

This course is designed to introduce participants to the capabilities of VBA programming in Excel.  Participants will record macros, create subprocedures and function procedures to automate processes that are repetitious and time-consuming.  Participants will understand how to use control structures, conditional statements, user forms, input boxes and message boxes to increase the productivity of Excel users.

See specific content information below in the section "Attend and You Will Learn."


Who Should Attend

This course is designed for Excel users who need to learn how to automate complex procedures in Excel by using Excel’s programming language, VBA for Applications. Individuals looking to gain the skills necessary to apply VBA to develop macros, format worksheets, create user-interactive macros, work with multiple worksheets, and perform calculations will benefit from this course. 


Participants should have advanced working knowledge of Excel.  Ideally, participants should have taken Excel levels 1,2, and 3.

Attend and You Will Learn / Expected Outcome

Attend And You Will Learn

Getting Started

  •     Introducing Visual Basic for Applications
  •     Displaying the Developer Tab in the Ribbon
  •     Recording a Macro
  •     Saving a Macro-Enabled Workbook
  •     Running a Macro
  •     Editing a Macro in the Visual Basic Editor
  •     Understanding the Development Environment
  •     Using Visual Basic Help
  •     Closing the Visual Basic Editor
  •     Understanding Macro Security

Working with Procedures and Functions

  •     Understanding Modules
  •     Creating a Standard Module
  •     Understanding Procedures
  •     Creating a Sub Procedure
  •     Calling Procedures
  •     Using the Immediate Window to Call Procedures
  •     Creating a Function Procedure
  •     Naming Procedures

Understanding Objects

  •     Understanding Objects
  •     Navigating the Excel Object Hierarchy
  •     Understanding Collections
  •     Using the Object Browser
  •     Working with Properties
  •     Using the With Statement
  •     Working with Methods
  •     Creating an Event Procedure

Using Expressions, Variables, and Intrinsic Functions

  •     Understanding Expressions and Statements
  •     Declaring Variables
  •     Understanding Data Types
  •     Working with Variable Scope
  •     Using Intrinsic Functions
  •     Understanding Constants
  •     Using Intrinsic Constants
  •     Using Message Boxes
  •     Using Input Boxes
  •     Declaring and Using Object Variables

Controlling Program Execution

  •     Understanding Control-of-Flow Structures
  •     Working with Boolean Expressions
  •     Using the If...End If Decision Structures
  •     Using the Select Case...End Select Structure
  •     Using the Do...Loop Structure
  •     Using the For...To...Next Structure
  •     Using the For Each...Next Structure
  •     Guidelines for use of Control-of-Flow Structures

Working with Forms and Controls

  •     Understanding UserForms
  •     Using the Toolbox
  •     Working with UserForm Properties, Events, and Methods
  •     Understanding Controls
  •     Setting Control Properties in the Properties Window
  •     Working with the Label Control
  •     Working with the Text Box Control
  •     Working with the Command Button Control
  •     Working with the Combo Box Control
  •     Working with the Frame Control
  •     Working with Option Button Controls
  •     Working with Control Appearance
  •     Setting the Tab Order
  •     Populating a Control
  •     Adding Code to Controls
  •     Launching a Form in Code

Working with the PivotTable Object

  •     Understanding PivotTables
  •     Creating a PivotTable Using Worksheet Data
  •     Working with the PivotTable Objects
  •     Working with the PivotFields Collection
  •     Assigning a Macro to the Quick Access Toolbar

Debugging Code

  •     Understanding Errors
  •     Using Debugging Tools
  •     Setting Breakpoints
  •     Stepping through Code
  •     Using Break Mode during Run mode
  •     Determining the Value of Expressions

Handling Errors

  •     Understanding Error Handling
  •     Understanding VBA's Error Trapping Options
  •     Trapping Errors with the On Error Statement
  •     Understanding the Err Object
  •     Writing an Error-Handling Routine
  •     Working with Inline Error Handling



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