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Writing Your First Macro & The Excel Object Model

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Intro to VBA:
Writing Your First Macro

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Automating Tasks:
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The Exports Sheets App

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About Me

Welcome to Excel Campus!  I am excited you are here!

My name is Jon Acampora and my goal is to help you learn Excel to save time with your job and advance in your career.  I've been an avid Excel user and VBA developer for 10+ years.  I am also a Microsoft MVP.  When I'm not looking at spreadsheets, I get outdoors and surf. πŸ™‚

What Process Do You Want To Automate in Excel?

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Dan - February 14, 2018

Great video, looking forward to more. I am working on a spreadsheet to log employee work hours and pay rates.

Jack - February 13, 2018

Thanks Jon. Your first video regarding macros was very helpful and easy to understand.

Dan Husmann - February 11, 2018

Excellent job of setting a baseline on the copy and paste functions. Understanding the basic operations of functions in Excel really helps as one moves on to the advanced features, functions, and formulas. I am not writing to obtain assistance in solving a problem, just wanted to commend you on the work you have done with Excel and especially with the production of the videos. This really shows your passion for educating Excel users, but your interest in making all of us Excel rookies and veterans better at what we do with Excel.

Keep up the good work and recognize that there are millions of of us that are benefiting from your knowledge and your willingness to share it with all of us. I am sure anybody who sees these videos is gaining value from the content and your presentation.

Good on ya.

    Jon Acampora - February 14, 2018

    Hi Dan,

    Thank you for the nice feedback. I really appreciate your support and happy to hear you are benefiting from the training. Yes, it is definitely my passion to help others learn Excel & VBA. Thanks again and have a nice day! πŸ™‚

Christine Richmond - February 9, 2018


I need video’s 2 and 3 now. Thank you! Great video on VBA and Macros for beginners!

Kevin - February 7, 2018

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I want to do c1&””&d1 in g1 and copy the value only back to c1.

Ashita - February 4, 2018

Hello Sir John,

Thanks for your assistance.

I want to create a macro and would require your help regarding the same. This is regarding the automation for Payroll. In sheet one I have detailed inputs for payroll which includes the Emp code,Name and other incentive along with the amount. In sheet two I have just mentioned E.code,Name,email ID & Months.

Now what require is when I type the employee ID the name, email Id automatically flashes in sheet 2 and at the same time when I choose the allowances it should populates figures from sheet 1 for each month.

I just wanted to know how can we use macros or VBA coding in this scenario.

Thanks & Regards

    Jon Acampora - February 6, 2018

    Hi Ashita,
    Great question! We can use Events in VBA to automatically run macros when the user takes an action like changing a cell. Here is a video that explains more about VBA Events. I hope that helps get you started. Thanks! πŸ™‚

Jan Herzog - January 31, 2018

Hi Jon,

I really enjoyed the VBA webinar and would like to sign up for the VBA Pro class. Can you send me the link?

sajeed ahmed shaik - January 29, 2018

I am intresting please

DOMINIQUE ORAIN - January 24, 2018

Very good introduction to Excel VBA. Very good pedagogy. I’m looking forward seeing the other videos.
Great Thanks.

Rahul - January 24, 2018

Hi Jon,

First of all Thanks for sharing all of your Excel experiences and teachings through your tutorial videos, tips and shortcuts which is not only enhancing our excel skills in doing our daily work but also helping us to get recognised by our boss. Your Pivot Tables videos have really helped me a lot to receive that recognition. Thank you so much Jon Sir.

Really enjoyed your First Video on Macros & VBA. I might say A video worth watching for a Beginner to start with Macros and VBA. And yes I am a Beginner in Macros.

I wish if Macros & VBA can help me in doing my daily task of reconciling the Accounts Receivable of one company with Accounts Payable of another company via Invoice or Bill numbers, where the tons of data are stored in different Excel files. Presently I am using Vlookup to extract data from other files and sheets & Countif formulas to check duplicacies of Invoice numbers.

Is Reconciliation possible in Macros??

Kindly suggest.

Thanks & Regards,

Paul - January 22, 2018

Hello John,
Love learning about the potential of Excel. Really enjoyed the first video, looking forward to more.

Abdul - January 21, 2018

Hello Jon!
I really appreciate your work! You are Really doing a great work!
I wonder if you can help me with this matter.
I am a university assistance professor, teaching classes with big number of students. I have designed a VBA to grade 15 question, MCQ Pop Quiz. every student has to log in and take the test. When the student finishes, I come after him and press grading key to get the grad. What I need is an excel VBA code to read all excel files and collect all the names, students’ numbers, and students’ ID number and sort them in one excel sheet
Do you have any Idea?
Thank you in advance
Dr Abdulhakim Sultan

PA - January 18, 2018

Read the whole entry. I made several attempts to record a macro and then modify it to automate a series of copies with no luck, all on the same sheet.
* I would be happy to get past Step (A) but it would be great to learn how to complete all three processes!
* Here are my three process with a progressing advancement in each one.

(A)- Copy 3 cells from A3:C3 to the current cell B1 { If that worked then …..}
(B)- Insert those 3 cells to the current cell B1 [Shift right]{ If that was working then add …. }
(C)- Automatically copy the 3 cells to and Insert them at B1 then advance to G1 ( 4 columns down because there is existing data in the and then repeat until last cell in ROW 1 or for the number value I would use in a counter loop

{ I have a current row of about 65 columns of data and I need to insert these 3 cells after each of the existing cells in that top row,which become my repeating headers. The rest of the data populating would not be as easy so this would provide a standard format that I could use in some Vlookup or HLookup formulas. I have done some macros and vba in the past.
— Any similar sample would be great, I learn my examples.}

Amaka - January 18, 2018

Hi Jon,
How do I automate a financial system for a co-operative society where monthly contribution is made into a consolidated fund account, withdrawals can be made at any time, loan can be requested by contributors at anytime, and interest payment to contributors on amount contributed. Need your help

Ludo - January 16, 2018

I have several xlsx files containing orders. Structure of all files is identical.
All xlsx files are copied to crresponding sheets in 1 new xlsx.
I want to add a new sheet on which all cells are added-up to 1 total per aricle / manufacturer (= by row).
I want to use VBA and not a function to make this easy to use for our staff.
All macro’s connected to a button on 1 xlsm.

Kind regards

    Jon Acampora - January 16, 2018

    Hey Ludo,
    That definitely sounds like a task for VBA. I do have some training in my VBA Pro Course on how to merge worksheets. You could also use a pivot table for the calculations once the data is combined. Or you could use VBA for that. Lots of possibilities with Excel! πŸ™‚

JC - January 15, 2018

I want to automate the daily production report. Now we have to manually copy the numbers and dates of production to track them.

    Jon Acampora - January 16, 2018

    Hey JC,
    Yeah, manual copy & paste is no fun. I’ve done my fair share and that is what got me started learning macros. Sounds like a task you can definitely automate.

Mario - January 15, 2018

Excellent for Macros & VBA beginner’s level!!!

David - January 14, 2018

Have ‘toyed’ with excel and cell formulas for decades (Civ. Eng. studies in early 90’s) but now want to use VBA to pull apart text strings (separated by ; in 1 cell) inside monster sized sheets of .csv CRM’s (Customer Relationship Mngt) with potential leads there to be had…if only I can get the VBA to insert rows and associate the multiple emails in one cell with its company in the cell next to it. I.e. delimit the email cell with 1,2,5,15 emails in it, then insert same number of rows below to paste each email and its owners name and company name. Tiresome to do ~100 companies… try 22k of them : /
I know it’s possible for VBA gods, can I be taught this?

    Jon Acampora - January 16, 2018

    Hey David,
    Great question! Yes, this sounds like something that can be solved with VBA. As you said, there is some string work to be done with separating the emails by the separator into an array, then transposing that and outputting it down the sheet.

    I don’t have specific training on this yet, but will add it to my list for lessons for the future. Thanks!

Mountaga - January 13, 2018

Hello Sir Jon,

I am a fan of Excel and VBA in particular. I have appreciated this video because of its simplicity. I am even thinking of using its methods in a VBA class I am going to deliver in few days,in a physical classroom :). Could you please help me to provide a good class with good contents and efficiency.

Thanks in advance


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