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Excel 2013 VBA Including Your VBA Projects

VBA-131 (4 Days)

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Excel VBA Training Overview

Accelebrate's Excel VBA Training teaches attendees everything they need to know to create VBA applications within Excel. Students take their skills to the next level with advanced topics including querying databases, interfacing with other Office products, troubleshooting, and more.

Important Note: This 4-day course includes a day of time spent working on your actual VBA projects, existing and under development. We also offer a 3-day "off-the-shelf" version without the extra day to work on your specific projects.

Location and Pricing

Most Accelebrate courses are delivered as private, customized, on-site training at our clients' locations worldwide for groups of 3 or more attendees and are custom tailored to their specific needs. Please visit our client list to see organizations for whom we have delivered private in-house training. These courses can also be delivered as live, private online classes for groups that are geographically dispersed or wish to save on the instructor's or students' travel expenses. To receive a customized proposal and price quote for private training at your site or online, please contact us.

In addition, some courses are available as live, online classes for individuals. See a schedule of online courses.

Excel VBA Training Objectives

All students will:

  • Use the main features of the VBA Editor window and learn core VBA concepts.
  • Build sub procedures and user-defined functions.
  • Learn the Excel object model and write code to control Excel objects.
  • Create and use variables.
  • Use a wide array of standard programming techniques.
  • Create a user interface (a custom form complete with a variety of controls and code to drive the user form).
  • Create PivotTables programmatically.
  • Learn and use multiple troubleshooting and debugging features.
  • Incorporate error handlers to deal with unforeseen issues.
  • Explore additional advanced areas such as querying databases, interfacing with other Office products, reading external files, and various design, performance, and troubleshooting tips.
  • Receive assistance with your organization's own specific needs and goals. We work with you to design, develop, and debug your company’s projects.

Excel VBA Training Outline

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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
  • Working with the Code Editor
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
Your Own Project Topics/Advanced Topics
  • Access data from external sources such as Access, Oracle, SQL Server, etc.
  • Interface with other products, such as Word, Outlook, PowerPoint
  • Retrieve and update data in external files
  • Troubleshoot existing logic failures
  • Improve performance
  • Designing macros for speed, reduce errors and maintainability
  • Any other projects with which you would like help
Conclusion
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Lecture percentage

40%

Lecture/Demo

Lab percentage

60%

Lab

Course Number:

VBA-131

Duration:

4 Days

Prerequisites:

All attendees must have prior knowledge of Excel 2013. Prior scripting or programming knowledge is very helpful but not required.

Training Materials:

All attendees receive comprehensive courseware and a related textbook.

Software Requirements:

  • A full installation of Microsoft Office 2013 (or at least Excel and Access), including Visual Basic support and Visual Basic Help.
  • If you have purchased this course, please contact us for detailed setup instructions.

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Accelebrate’s training classes are available for private groups of 3 or more people at your site or online anywhere worldwide.

Don't settle for a "one size fits all" public class! Have Accelebrate deliver exactly the training you want, privately at your site or online, for less than the cost of a public class.

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