Play by Play: Obliterate the Tedium - Practical VBA for the Excel Practitioner

by Ryan Hinkle and Don Robins

In this course, you’ll learn about ways to automate data preparation using short programs in VBA, the native programming language bundled with and built into Excel.

What you'll learn

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 authors

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. For the past 30 years, he has been a developer enthusiast starting with LogoWriter in elementary school. In his career as an investor, Ryan has leveraged his programming skills to manipulate data to support investment theses in pursuit of sustainable technology growth and innovation. Becoming a Pluralsight author h... more

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. Certified as a Platform II Developer and an award winning Salesforce Instructor, he's presented and taught at annual Dreamforce conferences since 2010. He delivers Salesforce developer classes and workshops around the US and abroad, and manages a team of instructors ... more

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