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Course info
Level
Beginner
Updated
Apr 6, 2018
Duration
2h 8m
Description

Play by Play is a series in which top technologists work through a problem in real time, unrehearsed, and unscripted. In this course, Play by Play: Obliterate the Tedium - Practical VBA for the Excel Practitioner, Ryan Hinkle and Don Robins demonstrate that with less than 50 lines of code you can create powerful programs for any highly repetitive process to automate tasks, including moving among sheets, rows, and columns to retrieve and output data in exactly the format you seek. Learn the basics of configuring the Developer Environment in Excel, various programming elements required to script simple yet powerful macros, and how to design and construct pseudo code. By the end of this course, you’ll have a clear understanding of just what you can accomplish with VBA macros in Excel, and you’ll come away with some tools and samples to apply to your own transformation tasks, leveraging the powerful capabilities of the embedded programming environment.

About the author
About the author

Don Robins is a well known Salesforce MVP, instructor, author, and speaker. A custom business application developer for more decades than he cares to admit, he focuses on Salesforce technical instruction and knowledge sharing.

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Ryan is a Managing Director at Insight Venture Partners, a leading software investor. Ryan led Insight's investment in Pluralsight and has served on the board of directors since 2012.

Section Introduction Transcripts
Section Introduction Transcripts

Course Overview
Welcome to this Play by Play with Pluralsight. Play by Play is a series where we sit down with experts to work through solutions and discuss challenges faced everyday by users and technologist across various technologies. In this course, we challenge Ryan Hinkle, partner and Excel practitioner at Insight Venture Partners, to explain how every day Excel data analysts can use the power of Visual Basic for Applications, for VBA, to make their data transformation tasks easier and less prone to error, while saving lots of time and reducing frustration. Ryan walks us through the basics of configuring the developer environment in Excel and then demonstrates how to build and edit a simple VBA macro. He explains the various programming elements required to script simple yet powerful macros and shows how to design and construct pseudo code, the logic used as a blueprint to create any executable VBA macro. Along the way, you'll learn about variables, sub routines, objects, string manipulation, conditional branching, loops, basic coding best practices, and more. By the time we're done, you'll have a clear understanding of just what you can accomplish with VBA macros in Excel, and you'll come away with some tools and samples to apply to your own transformation tasks, leveraging the powerful capabilities of the embedded programming environment. So please join us for Obliterate the Tedium - Practical VBA for the Excel Practitioner. We hope you enjoy it.