English Ordinal Indicators in Excel using VBA


I often need to determine the ordinal indicator (st/nd/rd/th) associated with a number, especially when I am working with dates. In this post, we will learn to write a simple user defined function in VBA, which will identify the ordinal indicator of an integer. Since the logic is quite straightforward, let us see how we can use the different control structures available in VBA.

Remove Filters in an Excel Sheet using VBA


Has your data import procedure ever failed due to users applying filters to the data? This happens quite often, especially when you have to distribute multiple files, which you intend to stack later. Copying filtered data copies only works on the visible cells; and you end up loosing out the hidden rows if the user applied a filter before saving the file. Let us take a look at how to remove filters from an Excel sheet from VBA, so you can copy the whole dataset.

Removing non-printing characters from text in Excel using VBA


Have you ever encountered a perfectly constructed MATCH or a VLOOKUP function failing for no apparent reason? Have you had VBA tell you that a file does not exist even though it does? You may have non-printing characters to blame. There are notorious space-like characters that are invisible to the naked eye, which sneak inContinue reading “Removing non-printing characters from text in Excel using VBA”

Is the WorksheetFunction property necessary in Excel VBA?


Excel’s Application object’s WorksheetFunction property is a container for Microsoft Excel worksheet function. This property returns a WorksheetFunction object that allows VBA access to the rich set of functions that are built into Excel. While VBA has some generic functions of its own, Excel’s set is much bigger, and more suited for (you guessed it) Excel.Continue reading “Is the WorksheetFunction property necessary in Excel VBA?”

Fit Worksheet to Window in Excel


Have you ever felt Excel needed a Fit-Document-to-Window-Width feature like the millions of PDF Readers out there? Wouldn’t it be great if you could automatically fit your document to your current window size? The irony is, Excel already has all it needs to deliver that feature to you. Since spreadsheets come in various shapes andContinue reading “Fit Worksheet to Window in Excel”

Duplicate a Sheet and retain a reference to it in Excel VBA


I recently worked on a project where my client had a Master template-sheet that needed to be duplicated and populated repeatedly. I needed to duplicate a sheet, and retain a reference to it, so I can rename it, reposition it, and pass it to another sub that populates it with data. I assumed there mustContinue reading “Duplicate a Sheet and retain a reference to it in Excel VBA”

When do I use the Sheets Collection in Excel VBA?


There are two collections in Excel-VBA that lets the user access sheets in a workbook: the Sheets collection and the Worksheets collection. You can use these collections interchangeably in most situations, but they were each created for a specific purpose. Read on if you’d like to know more about why Microsoft created those two collections and theirContinue reading “When do I use the Sheets Collection in Excel VBA?”

Magically Select All The Used Areas In A Sheet using VBA


I recently published a post about automatically formatting a table in Excel using VBA. That got me thinking, how awesome it would be, if we could format all the tables in a sheet, with a single click. For that idea to work, we need to get all the used areas in a worksheet; and then use the Areas Collection to loopContinue reading “Magically Select All The Used Areas In A Sheet using VBA”